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Deep Breaths: Tales of Inspiration and Hope by Tara Fox Hall

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Tara Fox Hall’s writing career began in the pages of a small print magazine, Catnip Blossoms!, that a friend, Harald Moore, put out to promote his catnip farm in Johnsonville, New York. One short non-fiction article followed another, detailing her adventures saving wildlife, her experiences living on an acreage, and more than a few humorous recountings detailing the antics of her wacky pets. Written to delight, fascinate, and move readers, her simple but enchanting stories of country life quickly found a following. Tara kept publishing stories for the next five years, even as the name of the magazine changed to Meanwhile, and then to On The River, when the catnip farm went out of business, and Harald moved with his family to a new home near a river. These previously published stories are collected here for the first time with new added content, in the hopes of bringing a little more hope and inspiration into everyday life.

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My tiger cat, Kesteral, used to be an indoor cat when we lived in the busy city of Binghamton not that long ago. Since we moved to the country, my once shy and nervous cat has become an avid hunter. It was not very long until he began demanding to go out at night.

At first I tried to enforce a 10pm curfew, which I staunchly believed that all good little cats should be able to follow. After a few nights, “Kester” decided that 6am was too late in the morning to be out looking for “early” mice. 3am was much better. I tried yelling at the yowling monster outside my bedroom door, but as soon as I would begin to drift off to sleep, Kester would take up right where he left off. I next tried threats of punishment. He retaliated by clawing through the carpet at the basement stairs in an effort to get into the basement (a certified mouse haven).

I stuck to my guns, believing when there was no further carpet shredding that the problem was solved. I had cured him of his insanity! Then lo and behold, Kester greeted me one morning when I opened my front door. He had chewed through the plastic expandable partitions at the side of the air conditioner and slipped out! I taped up the ragged hole. Not to be thwarted, my sweet little monster chewed through the tape.

I thought Hey, who is smarter here?and blocked off the sides of the air conditioner with pillows held in place by a table. Kester proved he was smarter by squeezing his way through. In a master ploy, I removed the air conditioner all together (it was late August—fall was practically here. A few days of sweating profusely was worth teaching dear Kester who was master). Ha! I thought triumphantly. He’s not getting out now!

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Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Her writing credits include over twenty short stories published in the nature magazines Catnip Blossoms, Meanwhile, and On The River. Her short horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Halloween Alliance, and Ghastly Door. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers – Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals of all species, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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Reaper Madness by Nessie Strange

Reaper Madness (Living Dead World #2)
by Nessie Strange

 

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Etopia Press
Date of Publication: November 21, 2014

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Jen MacLellan can’t get the hang of being a reaper. She’s been separated from her lover, Jack. She’s also stuck with that annoying telepathic link to her ill-tempered mentor, Sam. But when reapers start disappearing back on earth, Jen and Sam are recruited to help. Can they figure out what’s causing it before it’s too late?
Jack Norris has no memory prior to waking up on the half-demon Nulcifer’s couch six months earlier. As he begins to investigate his origins, he discovers a string of past lives, tied together by a beautiful, mysterious brunette. Does she really exist, and if she does, can he find her?
Fate reunites them after Sam falls victim to the attacks on earth. As they work to save Sam, can they rekindle what was lost? Or have things become too complicated…

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Nessie is a Massachusetts native and mother of two who has dabbled in everything from abstract painting to freelance sports reporting. She also loves a good story, whether it’s reading or writing one. Living Dead Girl and Reaper Madness, the first two novels in her urban fantasy Living Dead World series, were published by Etopia press in 2014.

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Other Works by Nessie Strange:
Living Dead Girl (Novel/Living Dead World #1) January 2014

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Love’s Not Viral (short story/Love Least Expected anthology) February 2015

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Confessions of a Punk Rocker (Novel/connected to Living Dead World series) TBA 2015

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Sam wasn’t kidding when he said I had no idea what I was getting into. And now, as I stared Death in the face—literally—from an uncomfortable black leather executive chair, it occurred to me for the first time that I was in way over my head. Between the pinstriped suit and dark, slicked-back hair, he resembled a character from The Godfather more than a deity who ruled over the dead and dying. Death was one scary motherfucker. And he was smiling.

“Care for a drink, Jennifer?”

I shook my head, but he rose anyway, retrieved two glasses from the cabinet behind him, and filled both with amber-colored liquid. “Relax, I’m not going to bite.”

That wasn’t what I was worried about.

“Now, how long have you been with us? About six earth months?”

I cleared my throat. “Ah yes. About that long.”

“I find it intriguing,” he said. “You have been telepathically linked to one of my reapers this entire time, yet you really demonstrate no capability when it comes to this job. One would think that would give you an edge, hmm?”

Ouch.

“You’d think,” I laughed. OK, I sucked at it. It was only recently I’d been allowed to travel back to earth to help retrieve souls. Sam did most of the work, while I trailed behind, like one of those ankle-biting little purse dogs. What I wanted to know was why he’d insisted I do the job in the first place. I’d never asked to be a reaper. It wasn’t like I wanted this.

“The occupation listed from your most recent incarnation on earth was a mortician, was it not? So you should be accustomed to working with the deceased and the sensitivities that go along with it.”

“These two jobs are absolutely nothing alike.” Shit. I’d reacted again, lost my cool because of something he said. Now that my brain had caught up with my mouth, the fire snuffed out and with it went my nerve. I needed to learn to bite my tongue. Considering the habit crossed over with me from my last life, maybe that was wishful thinking. “Well, I mean, because when I was a mortician, those people didn’t talk back to me.”

Death studied me. “No, I don’t imagine they did.” He scrunched his lips up, his brow furrowed—the only hint of emotion I’d seen from him—but it quickly faded. “What exactly is it that’s holding you back or hanging you up? I’m just trying to understand here.”

“Well, I guess some of it is that I feel bad for them. I want to make things easier, but Sam’s all about scaring them and intimidating and manipulating them. It doesn’t seem right. I mean, we’re their first point of contact with the afterlife; why does it have to be frightening?” I was doing it again. OK, I needed to breathe. “I just… I see the fear in their faces, and it tears at me. It doesn’t feel right. It’s not me.”

“Fear makes them more pliable. Which in turn, makes your job easier when it’s time to collect.”

“But I don’t…”

He held up a hand. “I don’t like excuses, Jennifer. You may not agree with all of the methods you have been taught, but you still need to learn them and be able to utilize all of them. Years down the line, when you actually have some experience, perhaps then you can develop your own strategies. For now, as a rookie in the division without a single reaping under your belt, you are obligated to follow the instruction of your mentor. Do you understand?”

 

 

 

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What are you thankful this year? 

As I take inventory of my blessings, I am thankful for the longevity in my family. My grandmother will turn a youthful 104 on Valentine’s Day. She was a teacher in a one-room school house and my inspiration to enter the education field. Her advice has been priceless. 

My stepfather is 92 with a memory sharper than mine. As a WWII veteran from England, he continues to share precious memories that will turn into heart-warming stories in the future.

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Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

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Tis the season! What is your favorite holiday memory? Do you have a special ornament or tradition? Share it with us.

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Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

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Rediscovering Christmas

Everyone reminisces about their favorite Christmas: the year Santa left a treasured present, or the season when your family found the perfect tree. It’s this nostalgia that motivates us to create enduring childhood memories of Christmas for our children or grandchildren.

Yet, as the great day draws near, enthusiasm can dwindle. The stress of parents, worried about their checking account balance, overshadows the surge of joy that began around Thanksgiving. Maybe the dip begins on Black Friday when a harried shopping extravaganza begins the race to “buy” the perfect memory.

I have always been known as our family’s Christmas fanatic. My decorations and music come out as soon as Halloween ends. Something about the deep baritone of Bing Crosby or the romantic crooning of Nat King Cole turns me all warm and fuzzy inside. I play my piano three months out of the year. I bring out the traditional carols and practice them October through December.

Yet, as the years crept by, the thrill of the holidays dulled. It was a slow process. First, I stopped wrapping all the pictures on my walls like gifts. The next year I only put up half the decorations outside. Then I stopped pulling out my holiday collections for each room and focused only on the main living area. A few years ago, I didn’t hang one light on the porch or even put a wreath on my door.

I’ll admit that it began after the death of my beloved mother-in-law, Shirley, since December reminded me of my loss. But as I looked around at the rest of my family members, I realized that they also had lost the joy of Christmas. My sister blamed it on the disappearance of our old traditions. My mother accused commercialism.

Then it happened. Our family had adopted a foster child in 2007. Since my husband and I were childless, our niece, Ana, became our focus. Two years ago, she spent the night and helped us put up the Christmas tree. Her excitement was contagious. The oohs and ahhhs as she held each ornament and found the perfect spot on the tree started igniting that glow I had felt years before.

I watched as my husband lifted her onto his shoulders so she could place a giant Barbie doll head on the tree as our new topper. When we were finished, we turned out the living room lights, and stood admiring the colored twinkles and glistening tinsel of our creation. “We made the most beautiful tree, didn’t we?” said Ana, in an awe-struck voice. “My Barbie looks like an angel. This will be the best Christmas ever.”

And that was all it took. A five-year-old girl had restored my spirit of Christmas. She then gradually spread a warm holiday glow across the entire family. Last year, we decided to go back to the basics. Most of our presents were homemade, and we sang carols from an old songbook as mother played the piano. The rat race disappeared for awhile and family values made a guest appearance. And Ana was right—it was the best Christmas ever.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Aubrey Wynne

This is a website that creates and sells interactive cards and calendars. It can be used year round but I buy the Advent calendar each year. It is a snowglobe that sits on your desktop and gives you a fun animated treat each day. One year the theme was an old London Christmas, another we were transported to an Alpine Holiday. Last year, with the Downton Abbey popularity, we enjoyed an old English Christmas.

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Coming Soon:

My latest historical romance, Rolf’s Quest, will be included in the Valentine’s anthology Love Least Expected.

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Baron Rolf Arbrec, the royal wizard for King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, is burdened with a centuries-old quest to break the spell cast on his descendant, Merlin. To lift the enchantment, he must find true love without the use of magic or deceit, something that has eluded the men generations before him.

Finding genuine love is no easy task, even for a wizard, and time is running out not only to complete his Quest, but to give future generations a chance at happiness. When Melissa steps from his dreams and into his arms, he realizes his need for her love runs deeper than just a way to free Merlin.

Lady Melissa Garrick travels to London to meet her betrothed. Along the way, she encounters a man who haunts her dreams and makes her reconsider her destiny. Torn between loyalty to her family and her intense attraction to Rolf, she struggles to remain an obedient daughter. Though she desires him, will she defy her family and turn her back on her betrothed? Or will time run out and Rolf be doomed to a life of discontent and bitterness like his ancestors before him?

I’m Your Man by Joanne Rawson

A big welcome to Joanne Rawson. She has just released her latest contemporary romance.

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Could a one-night stand really be such a big deal?

Ruth Jones loves her boyfriend Justin. He is handsome, has a killer body, and the sex is awesome. He does have one major fault though. He travels so much with work that she only gets to see him once or twice a week, and that is his reasoning for always wanting to . . . stay in. At first she’s happy that he only wants to be with her, but over time, his habit of jibbing out at the last minute for every family occasion, work function, or any bloody occasion that involves socialising, really does her head in. All she wants, for goodness sake, is for people to get to know her boyfriend. Okay, so she wants them to see she has a hunk of a boyfriend, but is that so wrong?
When Ruth wakes up in a hotel room one morning suffering from a major hangover, she tries to piece the events of the previous night together. Feeling let down by yet another no-show by Justin at a work function, she headed to the bar and ordered a drink. The last thing she remembers is sitting next to an average-looking guy with a nice accent and large hands, and wondering just what those hands could do given half the chance. When the bathroom door opens and Mr. Average walks out, she realises that at the ripe old age of thirty-three, Ruth Jones has experienced her first one-night stand.
A one-night stand that is about to send her world into utter turmoil.

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About the Author

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I was born and brought up in Derbyshire England. After leaving college in 1984, I headed off to be an au pair in the Loire Valley, France for one year.
Returning back, to England, I worked work for Derbyshire Education Authority in special education, and then for Derbyshire Social services working with adults with learning and physical difficulties.
In 2005, my husband and I decided to give up our hectic lifestyle, after ten years of managing branded restaurants around London’s M25, we spend our time in England, Goa, and Malaysia. Now as a published author, I write romantic novels and short stories.

Joanne publishes with American Publisher Melange Books and Australian Publisher, Bottom Drawer Publications.

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My very good friend Winnie The Pooh once said: As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.

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Win one of my short ebooks by commenting on this blog. Tell me your favorite character from Winnie the Pooh. Mine is Eeyore. His cup is always half full and his tail half on.

 

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Lyssa Layne’s Burst Into Flames

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Burst Into Flame

by Lyssa Layne

 

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

-Albert Schweitzer

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For Dr. Katy Garrity, life is a whirlwind, and the New York Fire Department is the heart of the storm. After claiming so many people she loved, including her own husband, Katy is left adrift, trying to keep up with a busy career, a baby son, and her loving extended family.

Her only anchor is Jesse O’Neil, her late husband’s best friend. The charming former playboy has put his entire life on hold to care for Katy and her son. It’s inevitable that sparks will flare between them, but all of life seems to be conspiring to keep them apart. Especially Katy’s own heart, which shies away from trusting another firefighter.

Will the flames of passion burst into a lifetime of love? Or will secrets burn away their connection, causing Dr. Garrity to be burned again?

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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

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Love is a Fire: Book #1 

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” -Joan Crawford 
Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancée, and fellow doctor, isn’t ready to give up on loving her though.

Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he’s afraid he’ll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter, Patrick Doyle, the ropes and pass on his passion to him.

When Doyle tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he’s found his future wife but can he convince her to love again?

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Mix Up Some Romance Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Fall has arrived. Leaves are changing color and the holidays are approaching. With food one of the main ingredients for any get-together, let’s swap some recipes. What’s more romantic than a perfect meal or beautiful dessert with a some love ‘mixed in’.

And just because it’s my birthday, I will give away one of my short stories. (See first three in sidebar) Just leave a comment below with your email address and format preference. 

 

Here’s a fun recipe for Thanksgiving weekend when the crowd gets together for the football game. Bunt some romance into your next party.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 5 min./batch MAKES: 80 servings
Ingredients
2 cups biscuit/baking mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Sesame and/or poppy seeds
CHEESE SAUCE:
1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
1/2 cup refried beans
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
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Nutritional Facts
1 triangle with 1 teaspoon sauce equals 31 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°. Combine biscuit mix and cheese in a large bowl. Stir in beer until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5 times. Roll into a 16×10-in. rectangle. Cut into 2-in. squares; cut each square in half diagonally.
Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with butter; sprinkle with seeds. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For sauce, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with triangles. Yield: 80 appetizers (1-3/4 cups sauce).

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Originally published as Beer-Cheese Appetizers in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p52
This recipe pairs well with a sweet red wine.
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Nicole Morgan – Bringing Passion to Life
7.
Michelle Roth’s Blog
8.
Bellann Summer
9.
Angelica Dawson
10.
She Likes It Verbal – Author Sarah Bella
11.
Tara Rose
12.
Eden Connor
13.
Emma Anderson’s Blog
14.
Out of My Mind
15.
Lissa Matthews
16.
Bound By Passion
17.
Gemma Parkes
18.
Demons End
19.
Morticia Knight – M/M Erotic Romance Author
20.
Nic Starr – m/m romance
21.
GGR-Review
22.
Andrew Jericho
23.
Leah Blake’s Blog
24.
Draven St. James
25.
Inner Goddess
26.
Elyzabeth M. VaLey
27.
Jasmine’s Kingdom
28.
The Shameless Penmonkey
29.
The Jean Journal
30.
elodie parkes erotic romance
31.
Sean Michael Blogs
32.
The Romance Journey
33.
Cait Jarrod, Romance on the edge
34.
Aubrey Wynne: Romance Through The Ages
35.
Raven McAllan
36.
Eargasms Audiobook Reviews
37.
Anya Breton’s Blog
38.
Sara Anderson blog

 

White Lady by Jessica Bell

GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL’S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #14)

 

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:

The following is a chapter title from the book:

a. Feta on spinach and ricotta ravioli is the best.

b. Chairs will be chairs, but they don’t always have four legs.

c. It was the back porch that changed everything.

What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.

If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.

Click HERE to see the list of blogs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:



*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.

While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.

It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia’s back. It isn’t long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.

But is protecting the kids really Sonia’s motive?



Click HERE to view the book trailer.

Click HERE for purchase links.

Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

Connect with Jessica online:

 

I Am A Reader: Fire Kindle Giveaway

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Twitter/Facebook Blast $229 Giveaway

A fabulous group of bloggers & authors have joined together to offer you 1 fabulous prize valued at $229.

The winner of this giveaway will receive their choice of a $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!

For all those who hate the long rafflecopters you should appreciate the fact that this one is much shorter.

Just liking on facebook, following on twitter, a free entry and 2 options to share the giveaway make this much faster to enter.

 

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

All New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Giveaway
 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)

Each of these bloggers/authors/publishers paid to help sponsor this giveaway.

Sponsor List

I Am A Reader
Feed Your Reader
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A & E KIRK, YA Paranormal Authors
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Leisure Reads
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Aubrey Wynne: Romance Through The Ages
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Sign up to sponsor the next Group Giveaway here:

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).

Ends 10/26/14

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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