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Release Date: December 6, 2011
Evie Starling doesn’t know it yet, but for the past
two hundred and fifty years her soul has been
tracked through time by Alex Night and Emil Stone.
Both men claim to love her, but one might want
Click Eternal Starling to read a summary of the first book
and escape to a world of soul mates, suspense, and
Read about the book launch party here!
photo by Heather Zahn Garnder
About the author: Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster
College with a double major in communication and
sociology. She started working as a reporter for her
local newspaper when she was sixteen and won
awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She
has also done freelance writing. In addition to
writing, she works as a director of communications
and marketing. She lives in Utah with her extremely
supportive husband and their five-pound
Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls
could rival Justin Bieber’s.
Elaing8 who won a Bloodlines tote bag
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Fire and Ice will be undergoing some changes in the next couple of months as we expand. One of them is adding three new part time reviewers to our staff. Meet our first new reviewer, Christine.
“Mother to five children (one daughter and four sons) who range in age from four to 11, I read whenever I can get a free moment! Cozy Mysteries, Regency Era and other Historical Fiction, and Clean Romance are my favorite Genres. I read Pride and Prejudice at least once a year. Rereading my favorite books is a hobby of mine, but I am also always in search of new favorites. Aside from reading I enjoy running, singing, baking bread and crochet. “-Christine Jensen (@stickyprints)
It is officially Fall! My favorite time of year. And for trailer Thursday I thought I’d play two videos that make me happy!
Book trailer for Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan www.littleowlsnight.com and one I think is somewhat similar that is for McDonald’s ( not so much grooving on the food…but the video yes!) Enjoy…
Women and construction shouldn’t mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when Twenty-one year old Julia D. Halstead is promoted to project manager to remodel a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. However, the schoolhouse contains a dark secret that has been hidden for nearly a hundred years. A secret that will unleash the furies of Hell and cause the Angels in Heaven to weep as ethereal brothers, Matthew and Nathan, battle over Julia’s very soul
JD Halstead is a young woman bound and determined to make her way as a woman into an almost all male field of construction. When she lands her first big project in Torrey, Utah things are supposed to run smoothly. But all hell literally breaks loose as a handsome demolition man Matt saunters onto the site and discovers a mysterious box full of secrets inside the building. JD finds herself drawn to the new member of the crew and begins to act impulsively as she become swept up in his allure. What she doesn’t know is that there are consequences far more severe than losing her job wrapped up in the whirlwind attraction. In a full battle between good and evil, the historical town of Torrey is about to be turned upside down.
Jennifer Hurst does a wonderful job of creating memorable characters. My only wish is that each one of the side people would get some what of an introduction and preface before they pop up in the story. There were a few grammatical errors in my ARC which I hope were fixed before final release. But overall, Fall was an engaging paranormal romance that stuck with me and made me want to read the sequel. It has lessons of not acting impulsively, choosing your life path and the redemption of a soul from evil to good. Thanks so much to Jennifer for the book and Tristi Pinkston blog tours for selecting Fire and Ice as a stop on the Fall tour.
Content: one swear word, sex between the main two characters, some violence and dark themes. Recommended for adults.
The Giveaway: In conjunction with this blog tour, Jennifer is holding a contest. It will involve any of the blogs that Jennifer visits or where her book is featured and will close on December 31st, 2011. The entrants have to answer three questions about the book they’ve read (bought, borrowed, or stolen – shame on you) and post a link to Jennifer’s website on their Twitter, Facebook, or blog (need link for verification).
Then the names will be entered in a random name picker generator and announced on Jennifer’s website on January 31st, 2012. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place.
Other prizes include an autographed copy of FALL, and she will randomly select 3 contestants’ names to use in the sequel to FALL. Plus, they will receive a free copy of that book when it is published.
Each blog that Jennifer Hurst visits will have a different set of questions people can answer, and they may enter as many times as they want – but they can enter once per blog site that they visit. So the more sites you visit, the more you can enter your name, thus increasing your chances of winning the gift certificate, a copy of the book FALL, and your name in the sequel.
Get the book, read the book, and then read over the questions below. Once you have your answers, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your privacy is respected and your email address will NOT be used for anything but the contest. Once the contest is over – your email address will be deleted from the database.
Here are the questions for you to answer: What color was the original bell?
What is the number of the highway that runs through Torrey?
What kind of jam did JD buy at the 4th of July fair?
If you would like to visit the other sites, Click here to see all 34 blog stops. Entrants have to include a link to where they placed a link to my blog from their twitter, facebook, blog, etc. Good luck!
Expected publication: October 28th 2011
Where is it set? And what kind of research went into it? The story takes place in the mountain community of Carbondale, Colorado. The stories about Spanish gold in the Rockies are mostly folktales and oral histories. I read a couple of books in particular on the subject- Footprints in the Wilderness and Lost Gold of the Uintahs both by Gale Rhoades.
As a child and an adult what were your favorite books? As a child, I loved the Goosebumps series, but my all time favorite was RedWall by Brian Jacques. As an adult, I’ve grown nerdier- I love history books. My favorite for now is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Who is your personal hero? I truly admire Lincoln. His tenacity, wit, and resilience are inspiring to me.
Any new works in progress? Right now I’m working on Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado (Oct. 2012). This is the follow up to Dead Man’s Treasure and will take place in Spain.
What has been the most rewarding part about being an author so far? There have been a few kids who have read the book so far and hearing that they enjoyed it makes all of it worthwhile.
Which fictional character do you most Identify with? I see a bit of myself in Huber in terms of the relationship he had with his Grandpa and becoming best friends with someone he never expected.
About the Author:
B.K. Bostick, author of Dead Man’s Treasure, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, junior high school counselor, and most recently as a teacher mentor for a University. He loves spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.
The Fundraiser: Alyssa, my neighbor, was diagnosed with a Meningioma brain tumor on December 5th, 2010. The only way to get it out was through surgery. It took four surgeries to get out as much of the tumor as they could and now she’s almost finished with her radiation treatments. Alyssa is an inspiration to me. Her positive outlook and attitude while facing something so terrible is truly remarkable. Because of the inspiration she’s given me, I am trying to give back. I will be donating 100% of profits from all pre orders of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure along with sales during the first two weeks of launch (Oct. 1-16) to Alyssa and her family. Visit http://www.treasureforalyssa.com/
The Giveaway: Fire and Ice is giving away one ARC of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure to our readers. Follow us on twitter @fireicephotos and tweet “I want to win an ARC of Dead Man’s Treasure from Fire and Ice” to enter… hashtag #huberhill. Giveaway ends September 8, 2011 and is open internationally.
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Our Trailer Thursday is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater coming October 18, 2011 from Scholastic. Maggie is a genius with her stop action book trailers, original music and art. Can not wait to read this from one of my favorite authors! Learn more at www.maggiestiefvater.com
Congrats to Hikari Black who won an ARC of The Game of Triumphs
Alicia Saechao who won an ARC of Crush Control and Norejka who won a Supernaturally inspired necklace.