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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

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Friday, 21 December 2012




Welcome to Build Me A Blog - Hop!





Here's how this monkey's going to swing:

- Join this blog (if you already have, that's one less step!).

- Copy the button. Post it on your blog (link back to this post).

- Sign the Linky at the end of this post (closes Dec 19th).

- On December 20th, by 8 AM MST, include in your post a 200 word description of your dream blog/site/banner/avatar/etc. What would it look like? I'll read all the entries and select three winners who wowed me so much that I want to see their description come to life!

Winners will be announced December 21st, and the prizes are:

3rd place: a banner/icon/avatar designed by Tara Tyler.

2nd place: a banner/icon/avatar designed by Darren Hansen.

1st place: a blog background designed by Lisa Campbell ($50 value).

The best Runner Up will receive a rare box of Hostess cupcakes!


(Yes, it's real. No, it hasn't expired yet)
As a followup prize, my inbox will be open to query critics to anyone who wants one (all day, Friday the 21st). This is a great opportunity to whip your NaNoWriMo query into shape before agencies open their doors for submissions after the holidays (or before the end of the world, whichever happens first), so please, take advantage. Those agents will greatly appreciate it. Details to come on the 21st.

David, I am so sorry I posted this so late, please accept my apologies. I have been so very busy dealing with life and organizing Christmas that I just did not get to write the outstanding entry I was intending to write. So I am writing this here and now!

I would absolutely love to have a blog built to suit my writing style, it would be awesome! 

I am a Paranormal Romance writer who delves in vampires and would be very excited to have an avatar with this in mind, but possibly a sexy female version.

My dream blog would have a similar concept, but as the books I have written are based in other dimensions with blue and pink moons and red trees, rose coloured skies and purple vegetation, it would be great to have something awesome created like this for the background. 

I would love to have a winged horse (Pegasus), included in the blog header, ridden by a vampire, as this is an element included in my stories. I think that I would keep the blog header script the same as it is now: C.M. Brown Paranormal, Romance Writer!

Thanks so much for sending me a reminder to post this entry, but I understand if it is too late to be part of the draw, maybe next time. 

Carolyn

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

TEASER TUESDAY







It is time once again for:

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! 



Rex Cresting (Elei's Chronicles #2)

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Friday, 14 December 2012

HOLIDAY SPIRIT BLOGFEST

 


This is a Holiday Spirit blogfest, excerpts of up to 800 words involving fiction or non-fiction stories of family tradition, favorite/unique recipes, inspirational articles, etc.; that involve the essence of the holiday spirit are to be submitted.  (Recipes and news articles do not have to adhere to the 800 word limit.)

This is not a competition - it is a sharing. An opportunity to get to know each other better!


Christmas in Australia is a mix of European Traditions and a blend of Australian past times, while sharing the importance of love and being a family.  In this piece, I have tried to show how Christmas was enjoyed among typical Australian families about 30 years ago. Today, our lifestyles have changed and modernized. Instead of the traditional European dinner, most Australian families will partake in a lunch of seafood and ham off the bone or maybe an elaborate barbeque. This works better with the climate we live in. Also now days, most Australian households have inbuilt swimming pools in their back yards, so the old fashioned wading pool is somewhat outdated.

Carolyn 

HERE IS MY ENTRY - NO TITLE



Laughter could be heard radiating from the kitchen as the younger members of the family took turns to mix the Christmas pudding.  Each child was allowed to turn the wooden spoon ten times in a circular motion to blend the fruit and nuts into the pudding mix.  It was a family tradition, one practiced each year, a week or so before Christmas Day. As each member of the household mixed the pudding, it was a tradition to make a wish.

The making of the pudding meant Christmas would soon be approaching.  

Earlier in the month they had helped to decorate the pine tree, which their father had brought home on the back of his beat up ute, with garlands and tinsel, carefully placing the glass ornaments among the branches.

Sally looked through the window, which was strung with a large collection of Christmas cards they had received from distant family and friends, wishing them well and Seasons Greetings.  She called out to her mother, who was watering the front garden, they had not had rain for over a month and the weather was getting hotter.  “Mum, the pudding is ready, we’ve all had our mix.”

Her mother walked back into the house, washed her hands and opened a small box.  The younger children pushed one another, trying to get a glimpse of what was inside. Sally knew it was filled with sixpences and shillings to be mixed into the pudding base, before it was placed into calico and boiled on the stove for hours to cook.

Sally loved the smell of the pudding wafting through the house as it boiled on the stove top, but did not enjoy how it made the house even hotter than before. Sweat was mounting in small beads across her skin.  “Mum, can I take the kids out to have a splash in the pool, while we wait for it to cook?”

“That’s a great idea Sally.”

We raced outside. The small plastic blow up wading pool was ready and waiting for them to use in the backyard.  Sally gathered the hose and started filling the pool.  The younger children stripped off their clothes and started running through the spray of water in their undies, as it made its way to the pool, laughing and giggling, enjoying the fun.

Sally’s father had just fed the turkey, which was housed in a put up wire fence, to contain it while they fattened it up for Christmas dinner.  He was making his way over to the children.  “That turkey’s going to be a beauty this year.” He said to Sally as he took the hose from her.
She smiled and stepped into the wading pool. The water licking her ankles felt warm on her skin, she had hoped that it would relieve some of her discomfort as the sweat continued to form on her body.  Looking up at the sky, she could see storm clouds in the distance and hoped they would bring rain to alleviate the heat.

She squealed at the shock of the water hitting her skin, when her father turned the hose on her. The other children laughed.


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Thursday, 13 December 2012

END OF THE WORLD GIVEAWAY HOP


Announcing the End of the World Giveaway Hop
December 14th to 21st
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
& My Life With Books


12/21/12 
The Mayan Calendar Ends!
Does it mean the end of the World? 
Probably not but just in case...

Which books would you save if the world was coming to an end?  

Here is your chance to giveaway a book or books you are passionate about or a book you would keep if you were forced to flee due to imminent destruction or a book that is about the end of the world. You may offer 1 or more books or allow the winner to choose a book of their choice that fits this criteria.

The last day to enter the giveaway will be 12/21/12.

Assuming the worlds is still spinning the winner of your giveaway will have a new book just in time to start of the new year right!



For this giveaway I have decided to give the winner an ebook copy of these four books:

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Grims Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grim

He Came For Me by C.M. Brown

He Came For Mine by C.M. Brown 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NEW RELEASE - THE TRUTHS ABOUT DATING AND MATING

The Truths about Dating and Mating
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Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister.

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy’s feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built.

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners - to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves - or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground?  

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NEW RELEASE - 1301 THE MARQUIS




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1301 - The Marquis 

(The 13th Floor series, #1)

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Life after Hell isn't more exciting than watching football and fixing a busted pipe. Once a powerful demon, Marc enjoys his quiet existence and a good cup of coffee. With big ambitions to gain his master's favor, a trickster demon named Vetis shatters Marc's peace and vows to deliver Marc's head to the fires of Hell. Not before he destroys everything Marc cares about, of course.

Marc's power has diminished over the years. Heaven will never grant him absolution, and he refuses to return to Hell. Running isn't an option. The city of Carmine is his territory. It's also home to his favorite cafe owner, Mae Hopkins. The dame has a lovely smile, but it's her heart and soul that shine bright.

While his city burns and his love is captured, Marc must decide to surrender or let hate and anger fuel him to become the fearsome beast he so loathes: The Marquis. If the Marquis rises, Vetis can be defeated and Mae saved, but Marc would be lost to his demon forever.

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And the question this week is:
What would be your dream winter getaway? 
 I can understand that some people may like to vacation in a tropical paradise, but as I live this lifestyle every day of my life, (are you jealous?), I would prefer to venture to the snow and sip hot chocolate (or something a little stronger), around a log fire in a private chalet somewhere in the alps.
Although I am hopeless at skiing, I do like being around the snow, dressing up in layers of clothing and also undressing and cuddling up in bed under layers of clothing with my husband, would be a dream winter vacation for me.
What would be yours? 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

DESTINED NEW RELEASE FOR ALI CROSS

Destined (Desolation #3)

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Choosing is a bad idea, because Desi always makes the wrong one, and sometimes there are no do-overs. Certainly not this time, when all has been lost and Desi can’t even save herself, let alone her friends. For Desi, the hardest thing is letting someone help her, to accept their sacrifice on her behalf. But that’s exactly what she’ll have to do in order to save the worlds from Helena’s destruction.

The goddess of Helheimer, long imprisoned by Desi’s father, Loki, is free at last, and she’s bent on reclaiming what once was hers. The nine worlds will be drawn into war, over Hell, over Earth, with innocent humans meaningless collateral. While Michael and the Gardians of Asgard, along with the golden-armored Valkyrie lead the battle for freedom, it’s Desi who holds the destiny of all the worlds in her hands.

Can she set aside her doubts, once and for all, and claim the gifts that are hers to bear? Can she accept the sacrifice that is made for her and Become all that she was created to be?

Her final choice will define not only her future, but the fate of humankind, forever more.



Destiny is the third book in Ali's Desolation Series

 


You can visit Ali and send her well wishes here:

 

TEASER TUESDAY









It is time once again for:

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! 

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Monday, 10 December 2012

GIFT CARD GIVE AWAY HOP


The Gift Card Giveaway Hop will run from 
December 11th to 17th.

Mary from Sweeping Me is co-hosting this hop with I Am A Reader, Not A Writer



For this Hop I will be giving away one 
$25 Amazon Gift Card
AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
TO MY FOLLOWERS 
All you need to do is fill in the 
Rafflecopter for your chance to win!


 

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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)