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Winners of the New Year’s Blog Hop are…

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Kristi Gardner- won and eBook copy of The Gryphon and His Thief
Mina Gerhart- won an Audible copy of Soul Taker
Patricia Burleson-- won eBook copies of Storm Riders and At the Stroke of Midnight
Congratulations Ladies!
And Happy New Year!
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New Year’s Blog Hop @KMNbooks #newyearseve #books

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New Year's Eve for some is a great time to reflect on the events of the previous year and ponder how the year unfolded. Paying attention to the past gives us a chance to make changes for a better future.

Why do we raise our glasses for a toast to bring in the new year?

Almost every culture — the Hebrews, Egyptians, Persians, Saxons—would pledge honor by raising a glass, but it wasn't always called a toast. The term came about in the 17th century. It was customary to plop a piece of toast or crouton in a drink. It could possibly been a flavoring device or equivalent to us adding an olive, lime, etc to our drinks.

Why do we clink our glasses?

In ancient time, they believe the bell-like noise would drive off the devil.

Another popular belief is that it would give the toasters the greatest pleasure. In the writing world, authors pen tales for the senses. Sight, taste and sound... Toasting provides all three. Sight: Lovely stemmed glasses with bubbly to enjoy. Taste: Depending on how much sugar is added for the secondary fermentation, Champagne will have varying levels of sweetness to whet your palate. Sound: The clinking of glasses like bells to bring in the new year with song.

This year when midnight strikes and 2015 is welcomed, lift those glasses in good cheer. Be forever grateful for your past. It made you who you are today. Love your present for life is a precious gift. And be excited for the future where all your dreams can become reality.
Happy New Year!

For this celebration, I'm giving away:

1. eBook copy of The Gryphon and His Thief

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumA long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.


2. A eBook copy of At the Stroke of Midnight

At the Stroke of Midnight_MediumDean McCloud thinks Tricia is trippin' when she tells him she's from the future. However, when Tricia's predictions start coming true, Dean realizes maybe she's not a crazy chick after all. Someone wants him dead and they have until the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve to find out who or history will once again repeat itself.


and Storm Riders

StormRider_KMN_2014_final_lightningThree destinies, three paths for each decision a person makes, but if one of the roads becomes tangled, a Storm Rider must step in and repair the rift before the dimensions collide.

Samantha Skelley and Denny Randeli are sent to 1879 Bodie, California, one of the wildest towns of the west. It should have been an easy snatch and rescue, but Ace McTavish is determined to put himself in harms way. Samantha and Denny are forced to help him with his plans before they take the next storm ride home.


3. Audible copy of Soul Taker.

Audible is narrated by Guy Veryzer.

Audio_Soul TakerAvailable at: Audible US  / Audible UK

 No soul is safe…
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

3 chances to win. 3 winners! Just enter the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!!

For some free reads from Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing pop on over and load your eBook devices! Once Upon A Word: HaPpY New Year!


Don't forget to hop on over to Siobhan Muir's Blog for more fun and goodies!



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December Sale at PbRJV!


Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

*** 10 Novels/Novellas for the special price of 99 cents each ***

Sale dates: December 1 – 31, 2014

Reckless Destiny by Madeline Baker

Let Nothing You Dismay by Linda Swift

Frankie by Molly Dillon

Loving Luc by Vicki Crum

Seeking Shelter by Rebecca J. Vickery

The Devil's Wolf by Karen Michelle Nutt

A Court Lady by Clova Leighton

Chances Are by Laura Shinn

A Matter of Tea and Other Stories by Charles T. Whipple

The King's Daughter by Miriam Newman

Price good for ebook versions at most online book retailers.
[Dates may vary at some retailers.] * * * *

Please watch for future sales.

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Fright, Frolicking, and Fun! @KMNbooks #Halloween #books

Here's the line up!
When: Monday, October 27, 2014
Meet the Authors, Books, 28 Contests, and 28 chances to win a Prizes!
Time: 8:00 AM PDT to 10:00 PM PDT
Time zone conversion
08:00 AM Karen Michelle Nutt
08:30 AM Lorrie Farrelly
09:00 AM Kristy McCaffrey
09:30 AM Vicki Crum
10:00 AM Kelley Heckart
10:30 AM AJ Nuest
11:00 AM Sarah Grimm
11:30 AM Denise Moncrief
12:00 pm Dani Harper
12:30 pm C. Shell Romance Author
01:00 pm Sarah McNeal
01:30 pm Cheryl Pierson
02:00 pm Kirsten Lynn
02:30 pm Donna Augustine
03:00 pm Linda Mooney
03:30 pm Cherley Grogg
04:00 pm Shayna Matthews
04:30 pm Railyn Stone
05:00 pm Linda Broday
05:30 pm Maureen Bonatch
06:00 pm Cecilia Corona
06:30 pm Kathleen Rice Adams
07:00 pm Barb Betts
07:30pm C.M. Bowen, Author
08:00 pm Kaye Spencer
08:30 pm Jacquie Rogers
09:00 pm Michelle Zunker Ziegler
09:30 pm Racquel Kechagias

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Snippet Sunday: Staked and Still Standing… Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Audio_Soul TakerWelcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last weeks snippet, here's the link. :): Chapter 1 #5

Set up:
Garran MacLaurin has returned to Boston to govern the territory of Otherworldy beings and he expects his rules to be obeyed. He's cornered Sanya who has been breaking rules set for Otherworldly beings. He's staked her through the heart, but the unexpected happens...

This snippet takes place a few paragraphs later from last week's snippet. This snippet has been slightly modified.

***Note: The snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)


She had heard rumors he would seduce his victims, not unlike what she would do to a human, but she wasn't human and hadn't been one since the Spanish Inquisition had its first auto-da-fé held in Seville in 1481. Sanya was older than Garran and should be able to take him, but his determination to follow his creed of right and wrong proved stronger.She could withstand most attacks and heal. Vampires from every sept were virtually immortal unless beheaded or stabbed through the heart. Garran's hands bit into her arms, pinning them to the side. She waited, expecting to explode into dust as legend claimed. "What's happening?" she stammered, fear gripping her insides.

MacLaurin brushed aside a strand of hair from her face and said, "Ye didn't believe a stake would actually kill ye, did ye?"


Sanya is staked, but not dead. Is Garran just making a point, be good or else?

Stop by next week for snippet #7 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested in knowing more about SOUL TAKER, here's a blurb:


E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

No soul is safe…

A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.


If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday


Today, I'm at Love Romance and More Yahoo Group along with the authors from Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, and Victory Tales Press. Love to have you stop by and say hi. We're discussing our new releases and upcoming releases. There will be authors there to answer questions, sneak peeks at the tales, excerpt, blurbs, giveaways....


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I Hear Voices…Soul Taker @KMNbooks @guyveryzer @NewOnAudible

Audio_Soul TakerSoul Taker is available at Audible! So thrilled to share the good news with everyone!

Having Soul Taker created for an audible version for readers to download and enjoy was so much fun, but lots of hard work, too.

The narrator has to be a convincing actor to play all the characters' parts. It’s like going to a the theater where the characters from the script come alive the moment the actors step upon the stage.

Guy Veryzer did an excellent job narrating Soul Taker! He truly captured the essence of the story and gave my characters their voices for all to hear.

If you're interested, here's the link and your chance to listen to a sample before you download your copy!! Audible

Enjoy and Happy listening!


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Best Sellers in Paranormal Werewolves & Shifters Romance

Soul Taker is in the #1 slot for best seller in Paranormal shifter romance!!

Soul Taker
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First Kiss Duo Day: Deborah MacGillivray and Arial Burnz #firstkiss @KMNbooks

MacgillivrayWolf500Just in case the link wasn't working for you, here it is again. :) It seems yahoo added another http:// at the end of the link so it wouldn't work properly.

At KMN Books: First Kiss
After reading a snippet of A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing by Deborah Macgillivray, you'll gladly don the red riding hood cape for a chance to kiss this wolf. Enjoy a sneak peek at Trev and Raven's first kiss and a chance to WIN a trade-size copy of A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing.

Tweets are always appreciated!
First Kiss: You'll Want to Kiss Deborah Macgillivray's Wolf in Wolf's Clothing! @Scotladywriter @KMNbooks #giveaway


In Midnight Hunt (Book 3) by Arial Burnz, this first kiss sparks passion and a memory of so much more...

***Giveaway to all (suitable for 18yrs and older) : Midnight Conquest (Book 1) of the series is FREE to all! So pick up your copy here:  Also if you comment on her blog, she's giving away a $10 Gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


Available in multiple formats.

JOIN THE VIP Club (ARIAL BURNZ'S mailing list) where she gives away vampire freebies only to her subscribers:
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In LOST IN THE MIST OF TIME, will Dougray’s kisses distract Aislinn from her purpose? @KMNbooks ‪#‎firstkiss‬

Feb 8th on Facebook, I'll be posting my first kiss scene here tomorrow! In LOST IN THE MIST OF TIME, Dougray kisses Aislinn to distract her from her purpose. Only passion ends up distracting them both.

****Giveaway: I'm giving away an Amazon Kindle copy of Lost in the Mist of Time to one lucky commenter!

Tweets are always appreciated!
In LOST IN THE MIST OF TIME, will Dougray's kisses distract Aislinn from her purpose? @KMNbooks #firstkiss

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First Kiss: Kisses and an offer for coffee… In Debra St. John’s, This Feels Like Home @KMNbooks @WildRosePress

Did you miss Debra's First Kiss Event on Facebook? Here's a recap:

He leaned toward her, his gaze on her lips. Her heart thudded against her ribs as she read his intent. His mouth brushed hers. Once. Twice. Then again and again. He stroked with a teasing touch until on instinct, her lips parted, and the kiss became serious.When was the last time she’d been kissed like this? Had she ever been kissed like this? Her heart pounded. Her pulse raced. Thick, molten heat made her limbs weak. Her hands found his shoulders and wound around his neck.

He took a step closer and slid his arm around her back beneath the blazer to ease her against him as he slanted his mouth across hers. His lips were warm. Firm. A feast for her senses like Zach’s meal had been for her taste buds. The men at the Corral certainly were talented.

A petal of desire unfurled in the pit of her stomach. Less than a week ago she’d sworn to Gail she’d never had a fantasy about a cowboy. Now, in the space of several racing heartbeats, several dozen popped into her mind. All of them featuring Jake. All of them carnal. All of them begging to be fulfilled. She broke the kiss on a gasp, unnerved by the depth of her response. Had need ever flared this strong, this intense, this quickly?

His breath hitched in an uneven rhythm, but he smiled as he tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. She shivered.

“I don’t suppose I can talk you into coming to my place for a cup of coffee?” The words, uttered in his husky drawl, whispered over her. Through her. Touching places deep and secret. Igniting more hidden desires. Desires she’d never had until now.

 About the Book:

Can a danger-addicted cowboy and a safety-conscious urbanite ever see eye-to-eye?

When Chicago native Amber Winfield visits her aunt in Texas, she's happy to absorb some local color - but dating a bull rider? That's more cowboy than she's prepared to go. As an accessibility consultant, she knows too well the hazards of extreme sports. Just one night with Jake Hawkins, though, and she's captivated by the caring man underneath the cowboy swagger. But she could never fall for a man so intent on chasing danger...could she?

Jake's one goal - earn enough points to ride on the pro circuit - and he won't let anyone stand in his way. Especially not a sophisticated city lady who thinks bull riding is crazy. Women like Amber are the reason he's perfected the art of loving and leaving. So why can't he get her off of his mind...or out of his heart?

Pick up your copy today at: Amazon

FIRST KISS Facebook event! So round up your friends and loved ones and join the party!

Tweets are always appreciated!

First Kiss: Kisses and an offer for coffee… In Debra St. John’s, This Feels Like Home @KMNbooks @WildRosePress

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