Archive for the ‘giveaways’ Category

Tales Of Yosemite banner

Tales Of Yosemite

by Jonathan Williams

Tales of Yosemite cover

Genre: Fiction

c8df8-add2bto2bgoodreads2bblack

Synopsis

A land of vast beauty and constant change, Yosemite National Park never ceases to amaze and inspire its visitors. And fiction writer Jonathan Williams, an avid camper and fan, is no exception. In four charming short stories, he captures the Park’s diverse landscape and unique wilderness, using it as backdrop in all its glory to tell his tales.

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the Park. In “Dog Lake,” a young boy on a Yosemite camping trip falls into the lake and disappears, only to discover another world lurking beneath its surface, and the lake magically comes to life. “The Rescue” tells the story of a hiker, and the unusual relationship he forms with a bear and her cub in the park. And with “The Old Man in the Sierra,” visitors in Yosemite National Park encounter a strange man leaving them wondering if he is the Park’s notorious mystery man? Does he exist, or is he the stuff of everyone’s imagination, and simply part legend, part ghost?

~~~~~

Enjoy the excerpts

Condor Suit:
“Tim was about twenty four miles into the flight and passing the main Park entrance when he noticed something strange.  His vision became clearer, and things became brighter.”

Dog Lake:
“Nathan found himself in a large empty room surrounded by water.  He carefully touched one of the glass walls, and his fingerprints smeared.”

The Rescue:
“Instinctively, I made as much noise as possible, and blew my whistle but the mountain lion continued toward me.”

The Old Man and the Sierra:
“The Old Man stood drenched, his outback hat offering little protection. His eyes closed, he faced the gales, the rain striking his weathered face, and he opened his mouth to the downpour.”

~~~~~

Author Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.

Facebook / Goodreads / Amazon

~~~~~

Tales Of Yosemite is free during the tour.

Go HERE to get your copy.

giveaway photo: Giveaway Banner for 42nd giveaway.png

a Rafflecopter giveaway

~~~~~

Click on the banner below to follow the tour and comment.

The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Goddess Fish Promotions

~~~~~

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

For a list of my reviews go HERE

For a list of free eBooks go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE

bookshelves photo: Bookshelf bookshelves.jpg

This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

He’s getting old and cranky. We’ve never really seen eye to eye. And I’m ready for a change. It’s time for someone new. But what to do with him? He’s still functional. Still handy. I could smash him with a hammer. It would feel good, for a while. Then I’d feel ashamed….sad, wonder why I didn’t keep him around for emergencies. I better think about it.

Guess what! I’m getting a new computer. A new engine to drive my thoughts and ideas. Yes, I refer to my old computer as a he. Didn’t give him a name though. We’re like Venus and Mars in a lot of ways. LOL But he kept going and going, so I’m thinking I’ll keep him. Just in case.

What do you do with your old computer? Do you laugh maniacally as you smash it to bits like you wanted to so many times? Or do you keep it?

And did I get you in the beginning? What did you think I was referring to, or whom?

*****

My new books this week.

Don't Turn on The Light: Crossing the Line by [China, Max]

*****

And here are some freebies for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story (Opus of the Dead Book 1) by [Lamb, Lynn]  Monstrous (Blood of Cain Book 1) by [Murray, J.L.]

Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock Book 1) by [Lee, Amanda M.]  Life After Joe by [Benjamin, Ann]

Here Comes the Night by [McDonald, Linda]  The Debt Collector - 1 (A Jack Winchester Thriller) by [Mills, Jon]

*****

Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers to read my reviews.

A Human Element Audiobook 

My Pet Yeti (Adventure Book for Kids Ages 9-12!) (Chance Bradley Adventure Books 3) by [Baldwin, Clarke]  The Awkward Owl by [Blake, Shawnda]

31191154  A Fine Year for Murder

*****

Other posts on my blog this week.

The Empty Room ~ Excerpt and Giveaway

My Monday Minis #55 ~ A Human Element

Teaser Tuesday #195 ~ Jurassic Island

Ruby and the Beast ~ Kindle Fire Giveaway

The Kid’s Korner #7 ~ My Pet Yeti and The Awkward Owl

Sealed Up ~ The Course Of Fate #1 ~ Review and Giveaway

A Fine Year For Murder ~ Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #143 ~ Bone White

Freakin Fridays #48 ~ Mr. Monster

Eerie by C.M. McCoy ~ Sale Blitz and Giveaway

*****

Leave your link and I’ll come visit you.

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew!

For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE

(more…)

iread-website-new-logo

A Fine Year For Murder

A Thorny Rose Mystery #2

by Lauren Carr

A Fine Year for Murder

Genre: Mystery

My Review

I enjoyed the first book in this series and I’ve been following Lauren’s Mac Faraday series too. It’s fun to have the character’s cross back in forth in both of them.

This story focuses on Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton, recently married and getting used to life together.

Jessica is having a recurring nightmare, like a night terror, and they decide the only way to rid her of them is to revisit the scene from whence they come, a horrible crime from her youth. Several people were brutally murdered in Pine Bridge and she had spent the summer there at her relative’s inn.

Jessica and Murphy, along with their dog, Spencer/Candi, arrive at the inn and start to sniff out clues. The deeper they dig, the more dangerous it becomes as bullets fly from in and from all directions.

Boy, this is one tangled up bunch of shenanigans. There’s lots going on and plenty of suspects. I really didn’t know who was guilty of what until right near the end. That’s always a good thing for me.

And, as usual, Lauren drips beloved characters from past stories into this one, just like I’d hope. Bumping into them is always fun, as they stay in my mind from earlier adventures.

I also enjoy the non human characters, of which there are many. Lots of critters romp through all Lauren’s books. One in particular I was hoping to meet again. Monica. She made an appearance. Did she ever.

And I met a new character that quickly became another favorite. Nigel. He’s not a breathing entity. He’s Jessica’s and Murphy’s virtual butler, designed by her brother, Tristan. Nigel comes in very handy with his ability to go anywhere on the internet, plucking out info no one else can. Fun occurs when he starts to become a bit big for his britches.

Another fun, convoluted mystery from a talented author. I’ll always be waiting for the next one.

5 Stars

~~~~~

Synopsis

After months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family living near a winery owned by distant relatives she was visiting and suppressed the memory.

Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~ Add on Goodreads

~~~~~

Kill And Run

A Thorny Rose Mystery #1

by Lauren Carr

Kill and Run

Click HERE for my review.

Synopsis

Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  ~  Add of Goodreads

~~~~~

Author Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr 2

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with Lauren: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

.

~~~~~

giveaway photo: Giveaway Banner for 42nd giveaway.png

a Rafflecopter giveaway

~~~~~

Follow The Tour

March 1 – Working mommy Journal  – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 1 – Within The Pages Of A Book – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 1 – Katherine Scott Jones – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 2 – Working mommy Journal  – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 2 – My Journey Back – review of  Kill and Run / giveaway

March 2 – Within The Pages Of A Book – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 2 – Books, Dreams, Life – review of Kill and Run

March 3 – The World As I See It – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 3 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 3 – Books, Dreams, Life – review of A Fine Year for Murder

March 6 – Christa Reads and Writes – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 7 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 7 – Library of Clean Reads – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 8 –  Rockin’ Book Reviews –  review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 8 –  For Life After – review of Kill and Run

March 9 –  T’s Stuff – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 9 –  My Journey Back – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 9 – fundinmental – review of A Fine Year for Murder

March 10 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of A Fine Year for Murder

March 13 – Olio by Marilyn – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 14 – Rainy Day Reviews – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 15 – For Life After – review of A Fine Year for Murder

March 15 – Thoughts on Books – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 16 – fuonlyknew – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 16 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 17 – Carol’s Notebook – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 20 – Nighttime Reading Center – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 21 – The World As I See It – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 22 – Thoughts on Books – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 23 – Rainy Day Reviews – review of A Fine Year for Murder/ giveaway

March 24 – Books for Books – review of Kill and Run

March 27 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of Kill and Run / guest post

March 28 – Laura’s Interests – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

March 29 – Pause for Tales – review of A Fine Year for Murder / author interview

March 30 – Laura’s Interests – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

March 31 – Books for Books – review of A Fine Year for Murder

April 3 – Bound 4 Escape –  ​review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

April 4 – JBronder Book Reviews –  review of Kill and Run

April 5 – Carol’s Notebook – ​review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

April 6 – Dab of Darkness – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

April 6 – JBronder Book Reviews –  review of A Fine Year for Murder

April 7 – Mrs Mommy BOOKNERD’S Book Reviews – review of A Fine Year for Murder /                      guest post / giveaway

April 10 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of A Fine Year for Murder

April 10 – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – review of Kill and Run

April 11 – Turning the Pages – review of Kill and Run / giveaway

April 11 – Readers Muse – review of A Fine Year for Murder

April 12 – Turning the Pages – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

April 13 – Dab of Darkness – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

April 14 – Jessica Cassidy – review of A Fine Year for Murder / giveaway

April 14 – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – review of A Fine Year for Murder

~~~~~

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE

Sealed Up Banner

Sealed Up

The Course Of Fate #1

by Steve Dunn Hanson

Publisher: Independent
Pages: 402
Genre: Action/Adventure/Suspense

31191154

c8df8-add2bto2bgoodreads2bblack

My Review

What do an anthropologist, a televangelist, a beautiful young woman, a shaman, and a drug lord have in common? Rumors of ancient chronicles somewhere in Mesoamerica draw them all into a race to uncover the secrets. Whether for the thrill of discovery, money, power, they will all be put to the test. The jungle is unforgiving and reluctant to give up it’s secrets.

It took a while for the plot to thicken. The beginning had a lot of detail that slowed the pace, though it’s well researched. Once it got going, it was a thrilling adventure. Lots of intrigue and plotting to keep you turning the pages.

There’s  a mixed bag of character’s. Some good. Some bad. The one that drew the most emotions out of me was the man that funded the expedition, Brother Luke. What a warped excuse for a human being and holy man. And the shaman had some surprises for me too.

This is a suspenseful adventure with an exciting ending. I’d recommend this to fans of treasure hunting, anthropology, and plenty of characters with their own agendas.

4 Stars

Synopsis

The Da Vinci Code unsettles. SEALED UP shakes to the core!

UCLA anthropologist Nathan Hill, in a funk since his young wife’s death, learns of staggering millennia-old chronicles sealed up somewhere in a Mesoamerica cliff. This bombshell rocks him out of his gloom, and he leads a clandestine expedition to uncover them. What are they? Who put them there? No one knows. But, self-absorbed televangelist Brother Luke, who funds the expedition, thinks he does. If he’s right, his power-hunger will have off-the-charts gratification.

Striking Audra Chang joins Nathan in his pursuit and brings her own shocking secret. As they struggle through an incredible jungle of puzzles and dead ends, she finds herself falling in love with Nathan. Her secret, though, may make that a non-starter.

When a shaman with a thirst for human sacrifice, and a murderous Mexican drug lord with a mysterious connection to Brother Luke emerge, the expedition appears doomed. Yet Nathan is convinced that fate—or something—demands these inscrutable chronicles be unearthed.

And if they are . . . what shattering disruption will they unleash?

Intricately layered and remarkably researched, this enthralling suspense thriller begs a startling question: Could it happen?

Amazon

~~~~~

Enjoy the excerpt!

“How much farther?” Paul’s shirt was soaked from sweat.

Itzel looked at him and laughed. “Just like Torrance, huh?” Paul rolled his eyes.

“The cenote.” Ichika pointed to a three-foot-wide path that was recently cut through the brush. They followed it as it turned to the left then sharply to the right. The sinkhole loomed in front of them. The water, a huge blue sapphire, sparkled 15 feet below. Thick emerald-green growth reached down the sinkhole’s sides, but where they were standing, the vegetation had been cleared all the way to the water’s surface.

Paul stood at the cenote’s edge and stared down into the bowl. “You slipped here, you’d go all the way in.”

Itzel shuddered and pulled back; thoughts of her father overwhelming her. Was this what it was like where he fell? She trembled and turned away from the cenote. “Let’s leave.”

Paul looked at her and understood. He almost said something about his stupidity, but decided one foot in his mouth was enough. He motioned for Ichika to take them back the way they came. He put his arm around Itzel, and she leaned her head against him.

“Where are the ruins?” Paul asked. Ichika didn’t say anything, just pointed ahead. The brush and ferns that surrounded them were head high and prevented their seeing anything except along the trail. As they turned to go to where they first entered the path, Kish’s men stood waiting. Ikan, Muluc, and Yochi had machetes, and Gukumatz held a tranquilizer gun.

Paul and Itzel stopped. Ichika, her eyes fastened on the ground, kept going until she stood on the other side of the men. She turned back toward Itzel but wouldn’t look at her. “What’s going on?” Paul demanded in Spanish as he stepped in front of Itzel. Gukumatz raised his gun and shot a dart into Paul’s stomach. Paul flinched at the pain and looked down at his stomach. “What the ….” Paul yanked the dart out and threw it on the ground. A small circle of blood soaked through his shirt. He lunged at Gukumatz and swung his forearm around catching him on the bridge of his nose. Blood spurted from Gukumatz’s nostrils as he fell to the ground; a gash flaring open on top of his nose. Ikan and Yochi dropped their machetes and jumped Paul.

“What are you doing?” Itzel yelled in Lacandón. “Where is Kish?” Muluc grabbed her and threw his arm around her neck, holding her from behind.

“Don’t you hurt her!” Ichika screamed, as she advanced on him. Gukumatz stood up and wiped his nose with his sleeve; blood soaking through his shirt to his skin. His stare at Paul was chilling, and he swore at him in Spanish. Paul tried to get up to come at him. It was all the two men could do to keep him down even though his strength was ebbing. Gukumatz turned away from Paul and pulled a cartridge and a dart from the bag on his shoulder and loaded them into his gun. He walked to Itzel and shoved Ichika aside. He lowered the gun and shot the dart into Itzel’s stomach. She flinched at the pain and stared at Gukumatz. “You pig!” she spat.

Within a few minutes Paul and Itzel were unconscious. Gukumatz pulled the GPS trackers from their belts, turned them off, and slammed them against a rock. He grunted as he picked up Itzel and slung her across his shoulder. The other three men lifted Paul. They headed to the platform ruins.

The place of sacrifice.

~~~~~

Author Steve Dunn Hanson

Steve Dunn Hanson

I’ve lived in places that grew me . . . from a small Idaho farm town, a run-down neighborhood in St. Louis, and a middle-class southern California community, to Sydney, Australia, and Bucharest, Romania. My experiences are as varied as the places I’ve lived. I have a hopper full of “reality” including being a volunteer jail chaplain and flying with a U.S. presidential candidate in his small plane when an engine conked out. And all of this is fodder for my writing.

My latest book is the action/adventure/suspense novel, Sealed Up.

Website / Twitter / Facebook

~~~~~

giveaway photo: Giveaway Banner for 42nd giveaway.png

Steve Dunn Hanson is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card PLUS an autographed copy of his book, Sealed Up!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive both prizes.
  • This giveaway ends midnight March 31.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on April 1.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

~~~~~

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

For a list of my reviews go HERE

For a list of free eBooks go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE

 .
Ruby and the Beast
by Ditter Kellen
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
.
 

After the sudden death of her father, Ruby Atwood is forced to drop out of

college to care for her younger brother. Deep in debt and on the

verge of desolation, Ruby resorts to some shady dealings on the

streets of New Orleans, in order to put food on the table for her

small family. Until one night in a dark alley, she discovers a

hideous beast she could never have imagined in her darkest

nightmares.

Cloaked in darkness, the Beast prowls the back alleys of New Orleans, lonely,

savage and bereft of hope, his demon clawing at him. With the man

responsible for his curse now dead, the Beast seeks out the only

other person who can satisfy the demon within—the man’s daughter,

Ruby Atwood.

Trapped, with nowhere to run, Ruby quickly realizes she must use her wits to

stay alive or face certain death at the hands of a monster. But the

more she tries to escape, the more she is drawn to the Beast. Desire

and fear clash, creating an unforgettable story of hope, trust and a

love found only in fairy tales…

**Releases April 4th, 2017!!**

Ditter Kellen has been in love with romance for over twenty years. To say

she’s addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is

an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It’s

filled with dragons, shifters, vampires, ghosts and many more

jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis.

Ditter’s love of paranormal and outrageous imagination have conspired together

to bring her where she is today…sitting in front of her computer

allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to

do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves

spinning them.

Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She

adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.

Ditter Kellen is giving away a Kindle Fire at the end of each month until

the release date!

To enter at her Facebook page click HERE
.

~~~~~

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

For a list of my reviews go HERE

For a list of free eBooks go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE

The Empty Room
by Sarah J Clemens
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
.

Rain soaked and dreary, it was a 1901 abandoned Victorian that newlyweds

Dean and Elizabeth Montgomery hoped would fulfill their dreams of a

new start in life, even if the town of Eastbrook, Maine was nestled

under a constant blanket of fog.

The first neighbor the couple meets dashes those hopes when he raises a

bizarre question: what happened to the last person who lived in their

house? A cryptic question, but nothing to worry about. At least not

until the couple looked under the floorboards inside the house.

Under mounting pressure from the residents of Eastbrook to stop questioning

the past, Dean and Elizabeth are driven deeper into the history of

the house, the town, and their neighbors. When the couple discovers

what happened in Eastbrook, keeping the secret could save their

lives, but uncovering the truth might be worth the risk.

What happened inside The Empty Room is a mystery until the last page. A

gripping psychological suspense, the story takes readers on a

cat-and-mouse game where some secrets are better off hidden.

 

Sarah J. Clemens is the author of the debut mystery novel, The Empty Room.

She started writing The Empty Room in 2008 and formed her own imprint

in 2016 called Off the Page Publishing.

She started out her professional career working as a news assistant for

her local newspaper before finding a passion for the law and pursued

an education in criminal justice. In addition to writing fiction, she

is also a legal assistant with an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of

Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Human Services.

Sarah was born in California and now lives and works in Boise, Idaho. She

has the same sarcastic sense of humor as the characters in her books,

and she has an unparalleled love for animals.

.
.
Click on the rafflecopter link above for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
.
.

~~~~~

Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

For a list of my reviews go HERE

For a list of free eBooks go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE