Hart of Country Takeover Event Sunday

Today is the day when we finally see the cover for Kris Nacole’s Hart of Country! She’s holding a Facebook event for her cover reveal that will have loads of giveaways, author takeovers, games, and lots more. This is not an all day event, it’s just a few hours, from 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to 4:30, so be sure to pop in and win some swag, author merch, and other cool stuff!

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There will be a great variety of authors, including fantasy, dystopian, romance, and multi-genre authors (you’ve heard of Rocky Rochford, right?!). I’ll be giving away a signed paperback copy of my book along with a bookmark, a tea book and pin, and an Amazon gift card. Here’s the link for you to attend. I hope to see you there!

Book ThanksGiveaway: Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland

We’ve reached the final week of ThanksGiveaway, and the surprise prize is William Graham’s Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland! Come read my review of this fun and adventure-filled middle grade audiobook read by Patte Shaughnessy and enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter.

This week you can enter in multiple ways, and some entries can be done once per day for bonus entries. Enter to win an audiobook of Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland today through Monday, December 7.

ThanksGiveaway Schedule

Monday, November 2 – Monday, November 9: PDF copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart
Monday, November 9 – Monday, November 16:  signed and personalized paperback copy of Eva Lesko Natiello’s The Memory Box (U.S. entries only)
Monday, November 16 – Saturday, November 28: 2 U.S. and 2 U.K. audiobook copies of Josh de Lioncourt’s Haven Lost, the first book in The Dragon’s Brood Cycle series
Monday, November 23 – Monday, December 7: one U.S. audiobook copy of William Graham’s Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland

Click here for my review and the Rafflecopter giveaway of Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland.

What readers are saying:

“The series is written for a younger audience, but older readers like myself will like the different adventures that come Danny’s way.” – Amazon Reviewer

“This is a great book for those young readers who are just getting into chapter books… The storyline has lots of action and excitement and I loved the setting.” – Amazon Reviewer

Twelve-year-old Danny Boyle and his sister Melinda are on vacation in Ireland with their parents. Their holiday adventure is turned upside down when they begin to see ghosts in their hotel. Soon, Danny and Melinda are asked by the good ghosts of Ireland to help them fight the powers of the evil spirits. Danny and Melinda now find themselves caught up in a thrilling and chilling adventure that they had not bargained for.

Click here to view the review and find the Rafflecopter giveaway of Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland. (US entries only!)

Book ThanksGiveaway: HAVEN LOST

We’ve reached week 3 of ThanksGiveaway, and the next prize is Josh de Lioncourt’s Haven Lost. Come read my 5-star review of this fantastic audiobook read by Reay Kaplan and enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter.

This week you can enter 8 different ways, and some entries can be done once per day for bonus entries. Enter to win an audiobook of Haven Lost today through Monday, November 16.

ThanksGiveaway Schedule

Monday, November 2 – Monday, November 9: PDF copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart
Monday, November 9 – Monday, November 16:  signed and personalized paperback copy of Eva Lesko Natiello’s The Memory Box (U.S. entries only)
Monday, November 16 – Monday, November 30: 2 U.S. and 2 U.K. audiobook copies of Josh de Lioncourt’s Haven Lost, the first book in The Dragon’s Brood Cycle series
Monday, November 23 – Monday, November 30: surprise giveaway!

Click here for my 5-star review and the Rafflecopter giveaway of Haven Lost.

What readers are saying:

“Haven Lost is a joy to listen to… The author does an exceptional job describing the remarkable world that is the setting for this story.” – Audible Reviewer

“Text you wanna ride from start to end with twist and turns along the way. So much love for this book.” – Audible Reviewer

“This novel captured my imagination right from the start.” – Amazon Reviewer

 

Sixteen-year-old Emily Haven, heroine of the girls’ hockey team at Lindsey High, has spent her young life keeping two secrets: her rapidly deteriorating home life and the seemingly supernatural power that makes her a star on the ice. When she begins seeing visions of a lost and ragged boy reflected in mirrors and shop windows, a series of events unfolds that tears her from 21st-century Minneapolis and leaves her stranded in another world with horrors to rival those she has left behind. Lost amidst creatures of fantasy and legend, she’s forced to confront the demons of both her past and future to unravel the riddle of the mysterious boy and embark upon a journey to uncover long forgotten histories and the dark, cloaked figure in the shadows behind them all. Caught between opposing forces of a war she doesn’t understand, Emily must find new strength within herself and, above all, the will to remember her friends.

Click here to view the review and find the Rafflecopter giveaway of Haven Lost (US AND UK entries welcome!).

Book ThanksGiveaway: THE MEMORY BOX

We’ve reached week 2 of ThanksGiveaway, and the next prize is Eva Lesko Natiello’s The Memory Box. Not only could you win a paperback copy of this award-winning book, but it will be signed and personalized by Eva!

This week you can enter 8 different ways, and some entries can be done once per day for bonus entries. Enter to win a signed, personalized paperback copy of The Memory Box today through Monday, November 16.

ThanksGiveaway Schedule

Monday, November 2 – Monday, November 9: PDF copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart
Monday, November 9 – Monday, November 16:  signed and personalized paperback copy of Eva Lesko Natiello’s The Memory Box (U.S. entries only)
Monday, November 16 – Monday, November 23: 2 U.S. and 2 U.K. audiobook copies of Josh de Lioncourt’s Haven Lost, the first book in The Dragon’s Brood Cycle series
Monday, November 23 – Monday, November 30: surprise giveaway!

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway of The Memory Box (U.S. entries only).

What readers are saying:

“5-STARS” — San Francisco Book Review

“…be prepared to toss that suburban fairy tale away, grab on to the steering wheel, and hope that you get through this obstacle course with all your mental faculties… Eva Lesko Natiello shows tremendous talent and courage in her creation of a powerful dichotomy, reaching beyond boundaries.” — San Francisco Book Review

“The Memory Box is a literary rarity—a story of high imagination cast with characters who seem as authentic as they are complex. From the moment Caroline Thompson dares to Google her own name, the stakes and suspense develop, treating the reader to a “can’t put it down” mystery.”
—Sidney Offit, author of Memoir of a Bookie’s Son

“In her impressive first novel, The Memory Box, Eva Lesko Natiello tells the fascinating story of a woman whose memories piece together a self-portrait she doesn’t recognize—until those memories yield to the terrible secrets they conceal.”
—John Biguenet, author of The Torturer’s Apprentice and Oyster

The Memory Box is a Houston Writers Guild 2014 Manuscript award winner.

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What would you do if you Googled yourself and uncovered something shocking?

In this page turner suspense, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know.

The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello’s page turning suspense cautions:
Be careful what you search for.

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway of The Memory Box (U.S. entries only).

Featured on Matthew W Harrill & Giveaway

Intense horror writer Matthew W Harrill (with the amazing book covers!) of The ARC Chronicles featured Anatomy of a Darkened Heart on his site! Read an excerpt of the first book in the Dark Victoriana Collection and get a taste of my writing and the dark ambiance of the novel. Here’s a teaser:

“Abigail was instinctively afraid of Mother, the woman always wearing a stern and somewhat angry expression. She was usually either clunk clunking somewhere in a hurry as if it was somebody’s doomsday or she was sitting straight-backed in the parlor’s stiff armchair, constantly looking at the door as if she were waiting. Whatever she was waiting for never seemed to come.”

Come read the rest here!

I’m currently writing the second book in the collection, Locke and Keye, so now’s a good time to win Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by entering my Rafflecopter giveaway here. Hurry, it ends Sunday!

Book ThanksGiveaway Starts Now! AoDH Giveaway!

Starting right this minute, I’m launching ThanksGiveaway, a month-long book giveaway of PDF, print, and audiobooks from a wide range of authors. You can look forward to at least one book giveaway per week this month, starting with mine.

This week you can enter 9 different ways, and some entries can be done once per day for bonus entries. Enter to win a PDF copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, the first book in the Dark Victoriana Collection, today through Monday, November 9.

ThanksGiveaway Schedule

Monday, November 2 – Monday, November 9: PDF copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart
Monday, November 9 – Monday, November 16: paperback signed and personalized copy of Eva Lesko Natiello’s The Memory Box (U.S. entries only)
Monday, November 16 – Monday, November 23: 2 U.S. and 2 U.K. audiobook copies of Josh de Lioncourt’s Haven Lost, the first book in The Dragon’s Brood Cycle series
Monday, November 23 – Monday, November 30: surprise giveaway!

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

What readers are saying:

“Ms. Stratos captured the Victorian ethos perfectly, her writing capturing the punctilious manners and circuitous language of the Era. I found myself changing allegiances as I learned more about each character.” – T.H. Pine, Amazon reviewer

“It’s thought-provoking, eerie, and one of the best books I’ve read this year.” – Autumn, Amazon reviewer

“Psychologically compelling and full of depth, intelligent, beautifully written, literary but easily accessible, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart may well begin a new era of dark Victorian-era fiction.” – Jason Greensides, author of The Distant Sound of Violence

A pair of eyes underlined in weary darkness and punctuated with a knowing stare. These are not the normal eyes of a newborn baby. Abigail Delilah is the firstborn of three Whitestone children – and she is the most regretted.

But is it really her fault?

She can’t help that the revelation of Father’s wretched secret coincides with her birth. She can’t help the fear she feels during Mother’s psychological – and physical – assaults. As the shadows grow stronger over her soul and the noose of pain tightens around her neck, Abigail will find out which is stronger: her family’s wicked assumptions about her or her true self.

Take your first step into the Dark Victoriana Collection with Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

Multi-layered with motifs, symbolism, and psychological depth, this tale of dark Victoriana will appeal to the literary reader and the leisure reader alike, combining key facets of several popular genres. And don’t be afraid to get addicted – the collection continues exploring the intertwining threads that weave together the complex tapestry of the Whitestone legacy.

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

 

Writing Plan for NaNoWriMo!

Now we’re down to the last 9 days of NaNoWriMo! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! Anyway, I came up with a helpful 10 day plan that will keep you on track so you can WIN! Check it out, and if you read this when we have 5 days left or 3 etc., just skip to that part in the video!