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Horse Schools 4th Edition by Angelia Almos is Out!

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Horse Schools: The International Guide to Universities, Colleges, Preparatory and Secondary Schools, and Specialty Equine Programs Fourth Edition by Angelia Almos is now out!

Revised and updated, this indispensable guide features more than 580 universities, colleges, preparatory and secondary schools, and specialty programs in thirty-one countries throughout the world that specialize in equine studies. It is the best source of information available for parents of horse-crazy children, college-bound equestrians, and students desiring a career with horses.

* A self quiz to help the prospective student decide what school is most appropriate

* List of possible equestrian careers

* Icons that show a school's areas of specialization

* School profiles include email addresses, web sites, degrees and majors offered, description of their programs, tuition and horse-related expenses, facility summaries, and opportunities to compete

* A list of equine-oriented scholarships

* Descriptions …

Q&A and #Giveaway - Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala

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Interview & #Giveaway: Visions of Fire and Ice by Teresa D' Amario

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Visions of Fire and Ice (A Petiri Book) by Teresa D’ Amario
Interview with Teresa:

What was the spark or initial idea that started your book?

Probably the initial spark dates back when I was 8 years old, and I inherited a necklace from my great grandmother. It was a fake egyptian medallion. It sparked an interest that has continued to this day. Enough so that in the military I even volunteered to go to Egypt, and it is always in my head.

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

Probably the belly dance scene. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I actually gave a belly dance party at the Authors After Dark Conference.

What is your favorite line from your book?

"Dance for me"

What movie or television show would you say is most like your book in tone, topic, and/or characters?

The closest would probably be Stargate with a hint of The Mummy, but it also has the family magic, Like the Drake Sisters.

If your book was made into a movie and you got to design the movie …

#Giveaway MAFIA SECRET by Angie Derek

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My publisher sent me a box of the print edition of MAFIA SECRET in the mail a short time ago and to celebrate I wanted to do a giveaway.

Entering is easy. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Lots of ways to enter. The print edition is only available to US residents. I will provide an ebook alternative to those who live internationally (outside the US).

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

#Giveaway MAFIA SECRET by Angie Derek

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My publisher sent me a box of the print edition of MAFIA SECRET in the mail a short time ago and to celebrate I wanted to do a giveaway.

Entering is easy. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Lots of ways to enter. The print edition is only available to US residents. I will provide an ebook alternative to those who live internationally (outside the US).

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cover Reveal: Night of the Fallen by Diana Bocco

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Night of the Fallen (Dark Tides #2) by Diana Bocco
Blurb

Isabelle’s mission seemed so clear: kill the king of the vampires to give humanity a fighting chance. Except she didn’t count on falling in love with him. And she didn't realize he held secrets that could actually end up saving the human race.

As the kingdom falls and Isabelle’s heart is torn between two worlds, everything changes. There’s something more dangerous out there, a plague that might destroy both humans and vampires alike. The only way to survive it might be to find a truce between species.

Peace will require the ultimate sacrifice.

And change the future of the world forever.


Buy Link for Book One: CITY OF THE FALLEN

http://www.amazon.com/City-Fallen-Dark-Tides-ebook/dp/B00DL3DNX4


Author Info

I've been a fan of all kinds of dark creatures since I was a kid (even before I discovered Stephen King at the age of 10). If it crawls in the night and tugs at your covers while you're sleeping, chances are I'v…

#Giveaway MAFIA SECRET by Angie Derek

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My publisher sent me a box of the print edition of MAFIA SECRET in the mail a short time ago and to celebrate I wanted to do a giveaway.

Entering is easy. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Lots of ways to enter. The print edition is only available to US residents. I will provide an ebook alternative to those who live internationally (outside the US).

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

#Giveaway MAFIA SECRET by Angie Derek

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My publisher sent me a box of the print edition of MAFIA SECRET in the mail a short time ago and to celebrate I wanted to do a giveaway.

Entering is easy. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Lots of ways to enter. The print edition is only available to US residents. I will provide an ebook alternative to those who live internationally (outside the US).

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mafia Secret Bonus Scene

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In honor of Mafia Secret being released in print I'm going to share with you an extra scene that wasn't released in the book. I originally started the book in Marco's POV, but when I changed it to Lessa's POV this part was cut. For those who've read the book, you know that Jiovanni left a letter for each family member after his death. Here is Jiovanni's letter to Marco:



Marco ~
Looks like I’m dead. A part of me hopes it was natural causes, but both of us know that men in our profession rarely die from natural causes. Hopefully, I took the bastard out, but if I didn’t, I trust you and Jio will take care of my killer.
You watch Jio’s back. He might not want your help, but he’ll need it with all the opportunist who will try to take advantage of my untimely demise.
But on to the reason for this special letter. I’ve instructed Ryan to give it to you as soon as I’ve died. I’m trusting you to carry out my final wish.
I have another daughter, Alessandra, who I’ve nev…

#Giveaway: Illuminati: The Book of Life by Elizabeth Alsobrooks

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ILLUMINATI: The Book of Life by Elizabeth Alsobrooks

Blurb

Ljluka Vargas, immortal prince and the cool-headed enforcer for the Vargas Dynasty,
must go up against his most intriguing enemy, the mysterious Nalini. She intends
to beat him to the secret archaeological site of The Book of Life which contains
the genetic secrets of their ancient ancestors.

In order to escape the cruel domination of her family and gain freedom for her mother, Nalini assumes the role of assassin. In her rival, the sleek and deadly Luc, she finds a different kind of danger. She’s supposed to eliminate him, but that would foil destiny’s plan for them to be together.

It’s a race from power-hungry D.C. cabinet rooms through the secret realms of the Vatican, from cloud forests and desert sands to the caverns of the Underworld as mankind hangs in the balance. For whoever possesses the Book of Life has the potential to rule the world, offering or denying immortality to the human race.


Buy Links - Amazon - Ba…

#Giveaway & Interview: The Shadow of Mudflap by Christi Snow & M.F. Smith

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The Shadow of Mudflap (A Foxtrot Team Novel) by Christi Snow & M.F. Smith. All the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Lubbock Red Cross.

Please welcome Christi Snow to my blog for a quick Q&A...
1. What was the spark or initial idea that started your book? This started out as a project between MF and me. MF is a radio dj in Lubbock, TX. The plan was to write a book for charity....a romance novel. MF came up with the core group of characters...twelve of them with their names, careers, and ages. I developed the romantic suspense story line from there. Because MF is a radio personality, we knew that a lot of the readers of the book would be his local listeners in Lubbock, TX, and Lubbock just happens to be home to a major university, Texas Tech. If you know anything about West Texas, you know football is king out here...and the story flowed from there. 
2. What was your favorite part of writing this book? DEFINITELY working with MF. I've never written w…