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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996         http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/he-came-for-mine?keyword=he+came+for+mine&store=ebook




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


13616077 Junked

I'm Penny. I'm 17-years-old. And for the first time in my life I've met a guy who gets me. I mean really gets me. Sees through me like I'm a pane of cracked glass. And believe me, from the outside looking in, my pane is head-on-collision cracked. His name is Red. I've only just found him. And already some preternatural bitch wants him dead. No. She's not a vampire. My life is nothing if not original. Come closer, I'm not safe anywhere and I need to whisper ... apart from the book's opening pages, this is the only time I get to speak to you directly ... and I'm terrified that the vibe I'm giving off is too sane ... you see, that preternatural bitch I just mentioned has creatures everywhere ... listening. If they discover I haven't fallen out of a crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down, they're going to whisper junk into my head and change me forever. If that happens, who's going to watch Red's back? Look, wherever you are right now on this totally junked planet ... find a way to enter my world and watch my back ... who knows, if you close your eyes tight and SCREAM at your Kindle I might hear you ... then open one eye ... peer around ... the way people are looking at you? ... that's how they look at me all the time ... 


MY TEASER:


If worst comes to worst, I’m going to call the police,” said Catherine, feeling for her mobile in her pocket. “You heard what Erin told us. Any sign of the law and there could be a blood- bath. That woman is capable of taking on a frickin army. The only person who might … just might be able to stop her is Penn,” said Peter. “And only if she makes it to Stonehenge with the tambourine by sun up tomorrow,” added Catherine.

Brent, Boyd (2012-01-16). Junked (A Paranormal Adventure/Romance) (Kindle Locations 5302-5307). The Author's Cut. Kindle Edition.

Monday, 23 March 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE THEME REVEAL


My theme for the 2015 A to Z Challenge, is really no big secret, seeing on the list, after my blog's name, I have labeled my challenge entry as "BO", meaning "Books!"

I have chosen to post the many book reviews I owe to the authors of the books I have read over the past year.

Some days I may have two or three or even four, and then on others there maybe just be one, but I intend to wipe my list clean. 

Wish me luck!!!

All reviews will be posted on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads. If you happen to be an author whose book is posted during the challenge you can expect to find your reveiw  posted on the above platforms as soon as I am able to do so. It may not be straight away, but I do promise it will be done.

I have once again offered my services to the one and only Jeremy Hawkins, as his minion for the challenge and am teaming up this year with Robyn, from Life by Chocolate. Jeremy is designing one of his amazing badges this week, to add to our sites, so if your name is on the A-Z Challenge list, be prepared to have a friendly minion or two drop by and check on you.

Cheers!
And all the best for the Challenge!

Carolyn

COVER REVEAL AND PREORDER DETAILS - A CHANGE OF MIND AND OTHER STORIES, BY NICK WILFORD

I am pleased to help out Nick with his Cover Reveal and Pre Order, for his new, soon to be released collection, titled "A Change of MInd and Other Stories." All the best, Nick. I hope it goes well.

Carolyn


 A Change of Mind and Other Stories



Author: Nick Wilford

Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction


Release Date: May 25th 2015
Preorder Links: 


A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.



In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.



But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…



In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.



The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.



In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.



Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.



The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.


Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

16887794 Immortal Blood 

 (Immortal Heart #1)

A perfect night on the town turns out to be her worst nightmare. A date with a handsome man is the catalyst for events that she thought only happened in fairy tales. Thrust into a world of danger, Isabelle has no idea what is in store for her as the Light and Dark Fae fight over her future.

Isabelle Moreno is a young woman working her way through life, finding little time for love and adventure. Until she agrees to a date with a mysterious stranger, only to find out the secrets this man holds are something she could have lived her entire life without knowing. The Dark Fae Luck Eater has found something enticing in Isabelle’s humanity.

Bain is an arrogant playboy and an Immortal Light Fae Warrior. He and his four brothers fight for the safety of the human race while remaining something of myth. After weeks of tracking the Dark Fae Luck Eater, Bain comes across yet another victim, Isabelle.

Bain has finally found his match in this feisty human as she fights against him and her ever growing attraction to the Immortal who is bound to protect her.


MY TEASER: 

The man was sex appeal in a suit. She’d been sneaking as many peeks at him as possible over the past week. She’d finally gotten a good look at his tattoo; it was the same as the shield over the entrance to the castle, with some tribal surrounding it. It had added an extra layer to the gorgeous package that was Bain… The man was too good looking; he wreaked havoc on her senses. Then he showed up at her door in a suit.

Magen McMinimy. Immortal Blood (Kindle Locations 1609-1612).

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

Crane (The Legends Saga #1)

21911337 
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?


MY TEASERS:

 “No! No! I beg of you! Show the mercy I know you capable of!” Ichabod’s head snapped up to see Baltus edging away from the door, his face ashen with panic.

Rourke, Stacey (2014-05-24). Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) (p. 114).  . Kindle Edition. 


“What he became does not represent who he was,” Rip snapped, the firmness of his tone offering no trace of apology. “The beast took him over. You, of all people, should understand that.”

Rourke, Stacey (2014-05-24). Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) (p. 207).  . Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

INSECURE WRITER;S SUPPORT GROUP


IT IS TIME FOR 

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP
To find out more about this group,
visit:
(The Ninja Captain)
at 

TO SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THIS MONTHLY MEME, JUST FOLLOW THIS LINK:

 Co-hosts for this month are: Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence!


 One month until we are full swing into the A-Z Challenge!
Wow! It is already March!
2015 is flying by.

This month I have been taken away from my writing to organise an Expression of Interest for my current day job. So, I could say that this is making me feel very insecure, although it isn't within the theme of Insecure Writer's Support Group, I needed to release my anxiety. The role involves a pay rise, but there is still a chance that through the process I may find I may not be working in my current role at the end of the outcome.

In other news, I have for the third year running, accepted to be  a minion for
  in the A-Z Challenge. I am really looking forward to taking part in the challenge. Are you participating this year or do you have some other plans for April?


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


16136176 Freak of Nature 

(IFICS #1)

Donate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.


MY TEASER: 

Lucas fought the urge to tell her to grab a jacket, that it was cold outside. It stung him that he so often gave her human characteristics; he wanted her to be fully human. To react to the weather. He had never seen her shiver. 

“How are you feeling?” he asked as he held the door open. She slid past him, causing him to inhale sharply as her skin touched his. Even though he knew she could no longer feel for him, she still tied him up in knots. He would probably never get over her. And he had done it to himself. That was the worst part.
Crane, Julia (2014-01-10). Freak of Nature (IFICS) (pp. 127-128). Valknut Press. Kindle Edition.

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C.M. Brown's books on Goodreads
He Came For Me He Came For Me (The Protector, #1)
reviews: 19
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)

He Came for Mine He Came for Mine (The Protector, #2)
reviews: 2
ratings: 3 (avg rating 3.67)