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Curious (3 novels in 1)

D L Richardson

 

Curious Xmas

 

Tag line:

Three full length novels in one supernatural collection.

 

Book blurb:

Three full length novels in one supernatural collection. 

In THE BIRD WITH THE BROKEN WING, a guardian angel finds herself trapped in Purgatory with a young soldier she was assigned to watch over. She knows the terrible secret that’s keeping him trapped in limbo, but can’t understand why she’s stuck with him.

In FEEDBACK, three teenagers receive the organs of deceased CIA agent and take on the task of completing the mission the spy died midway through, that of deactivating bacteria bombs threatening millions of lives.

In LITTLE RED GEM, bad advice from a ghost, magic courtesy of an unsuspecting half-sister, and a televised music talent show see this teen make more of a mess in death than she ever made in life.

That’s over 500 pages of action, drama, adventure, teen issues, and romance in one unputdownable book.

 

Book details

Release date: December 1st, 2014

 

eBook

No. of pages: 535

ISBN: 9781311944474

ASIN: B00O7GQRLY

 

Paperback

No. of pages: 564

ISBN-13: 978-1503096110

ISBN-10: 1503096114

 

Genre: YA paranormal

 

Book tour – Dec 1st 2014

http://www.paranormalcravings.com/release-day-promo-dec-1st-curious-d-l-richardson/

Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

Once Upon a YA Book

Ashley’s Paranormal Book Blog

Dauntless Indies

Dalene’s Book Reviews

LMB Book Blog

Deal Sharing Aunt

Totally Addicted to Reading

Indy Book Fairy

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

Plus featured on these great author sites

Brinda Berry

Laura Diamond

Ally Shields

Noelle Clark

Dani-Lyn Alexander

Sara Hubbard

Angela Myers Parson

 

 

Links to buy

 

E BOOK

 

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7GQRLY

 

(Please note this ebook is enrolled in KDP Select and is only available at this time on Amazon)

 

 

PRINT BOOK

 

Create Space

https://www.createspace.com/5087293

 

Amazon

To be advised

 

More print retailers coming soon

 

 

What’s up for grabs?

One ebook per tour stop, author/tour host selects winner

One major prize of one print book through Rafflecopter

 

 

Link to Rafflecopter

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9df87f507/

 

 

Other links

Good Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23274893-curious

 

Achievements

 

Little Red Gem

 

Highest Rated YA Fiction ebooks OmniLit

Runner up Best of 2013 Standalone YA Paranormal Cravings

Book trailer featured on USA Today

 

 

 

 

The Bird with the Broken Wing

 

#2 Best Sellers OmniLit

Best Selling Young Adult Fiction ebook OmniLit

Highest Rated Young Adult Fiction ebook OmniLit

 

 

 

Feedback

#1 Best Sellers OmniLit

Best Selling Young Adult Fiction ebook OmniLit

Highest Rated Young Adult Fiction ebook OmniLit

Best Selling Science Fiction & Fantasy ebooks OmniLit

 

I’m so excited to take part in SHP’s third annual giveaway extravaganza! Read on to see what’s up for grabs and enter ASAP as the deadline is December 19. :)

(Giveaway is limited to US residents only.)

GRAND PRIZE BASKET

Spencer Hill Family-$30 Amazon Gift Card, Candy, and Neat Things
Darby Karchut – THE STAG LORD (signed copy)
Errick Nunnally- BLOOD FOR THE SUN (signed copy)
Elizabeth Langston- WHISPER FALLS (signed copy)
Heather McCollum-SIREN’S SONG (signed copy) and Swag
J.K. Rock -CAMP BOYFRIEND (signed copy) and Swag
J.L. Spelbring-PERFECTION (signed copy) and Swag and FLAWED (signed copy) and Swag
Suzanne Rigdon-INTO THE NIGHT (signed copy)
Kelly Hashway- THE MONSTER WITHIN (signed copy)
DK Mok-THE OTHER TREE Magnet and HUNT FOR VALAMON Swag
Jennifer Murgia-FOREST OF WHISPERS Swag
Laura Diamond- ZODIAC COLLECTOR, LORE, and TSAVO PRIDE Swag
Wendy Brotherlin-FREAKS OF NATURE Swag and $20 Staple Gift Card
Kelly Hashway-THE MONSTER WITHIN (signed copy) and CURSE OF DEATH Swag
Brenda St John Brown-SWIMMING TO TOKYO (e-book)
Rich Storrs- Synopsis Critique and Query Letter Critique
Sarah Guillory-RECLAIMED Swag
Jennifer Carson-HAPENNY MAGICK (signed copy) and Swag
Michelle L. Johnson-DIVINITY (signed copy)
Dahlia Adler-BEHIND THE SCENES Swag and UNDER THE LIGHTS Magnet
Megan Whitmer-BETWEEN (e-book)
Tracy Bilen-WATCH YOUR BACK (copy) and Swag
Cheryl Ann Smith-LEADING HER WITNESS Swag and Author Tote Bag
Kelley Lynn-ROAD TO SOMEWHERE (signed copy)
Collete Ballard-RUNNING ON EMPTY(signed copy)and Swag, and TEMPORARY HIGH ​Swag
Trisha Wooldridge-McAUTHOR CHRONICLES Set: THE KELPIE and THE EARL’S​​​ CHILDE and Swag
Lisa Amowitz-VISION (signed copy) and Swag

SECOND PLACE BASKET

Spencer Hill Family-$10 Amazon Gift Card, Candy, and Neat Stuff
DK Mok-THE OTHER TREE Swag and Magnet
Errick Nunnally-BLOOD FOR THE SUN Shot Glass
Jennifer Murgia-FOREST OF WHISPERS Swag and Query Critique
Heather McCollum-SIREN’S SONG Swag and Musical Notes Fingernail Tattoos
J.L. Spelbring-PERFECTION (signed copy) and Swag and FLAWED (signed copy)and Swag
JK Rock-CAMP BOYFRIEND (signed copy)and Swag
Suzanne Rigdon-INTO THE NIGHT (signed copy) and Swag, and 1 Chapter Critique
Laura Diamond- ZODIAC COLLECTOR, LORE, and TSAVO PRIDE Swag
Wendy Brotherlin-FREAKS OF NATURE Notepad and $15 Starbucks Gift Card
Sarah Guillory-RECLAIMED Swag
Angelica Jackson-CROW’S REST Swag
Jennifer Carson-HAPENNY MAGICK Swag and First Chapter Critique
Michelle L. Johnson- DIVINITY (signed copy)
Dahlia Adler-BEHIND THE SCENES (signed copy) and Swag and UNDER THE LIGHTS ​Magnet
Megan Whitmer-BETWEEN (ebook)
Tracy Bilen-WATCH YOUR BACK Swag, and a Query and 10 Page Critique
Cheryl Ann Smith-$10 Amazon Gift Card, LEADING HER WITNESS Swag and Author Tote
Kelley Lynn-ONE WISH AWAY (signed copy)
Colette Ballard-RUNNING ON EMPTY(signed copy)and Swag, and TEMPORARY HIGH ​Swag
Kristy Shen-Query Critique
Trisha Wooldridge-DOORWAYS TO EXTRA TIME (copy) and Swag
Lisa Amowitz- VISION (signed copy) and Swag

THIRD PLACE BASKET

Spencer Hill Family- $5 Amazon Gift Card, Candy, and Neat Stuff
DK Mok-THE OTHER TREE Swag and HUNT FOR VALAMON Swag
Elizabeth Langston-I WISH (signed copy)
Jennifer Murgia-FOREST OF WHISPERS Swag
Heather McCollum-SIREN’S SONG Swag and $10 Amazon Gift Card
J.L. Spelbring – PERFECTION Swag and FLAWED and Swag
JK Rock-CAMP BOYFRIEND (signed copy)and Swag
Suzanne Rigdon-1 Chapter Critique
Laura Diamond-ZODIAC COLLECTOR (ebook) and ZODIAC COLLECTOR, LORE, and ​TSAVO PRIDE Swag
Wendy Brotherlin-FREAKS OF NATURE Swag
Brenda St John Brown-SWIMMING TO TOKYO (ebook)
Angelica Jackson-CROW’S REST Swag
Jennifer Carson-HAPENNY MAGICK Swag
Michelle L. Johnson-DIVINITY(signed copy)
Dahlia Adler-BEHIND THE SCENES Swag and UNDER THE LIGHTS Magnet
Megan Whitmer-BETWEEN (ebook)
Tracy Bilen-WATCH YOUR BACK Swag
Cheryl Ann Smith-LEADING HER WITNESS Swag and Author Tote
Kelley Lynn- Query Critique and One Chapter Critique
Colette Ballard-RUNNING ON EMPTY(signed copy) and Swag, and TEMPORARY HIGH ​Swag
Trisha Wooldridge-SILENT STARSONG(copy) and Swag
Lisa Amowitz- VISION Swag

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Scroll to the bottom to enter to win all 28 ebooks! There’s a little of everything, for a total of over $85 worth of ebooks. Winner takes all!

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Thanks for all who entered The Zodiac Collector Tour! I hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite witch-y type movies and about how astrology inspired me to write the story.

I’ve emailed the winners, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.

As mentioned during the tour, I’m gifting an e-copy of my shifter short story, TSAVO PRIDE, to everyone who purchases The Zodiac Collector. Simply send proof of purchase to authorlauradiamond@gmail.com and I’ll send an e-copy of TSAVO PRIDE.

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Little Dead Riding Hood

I’m SO excited for Amie and Bethanie Borst’s newest title in the Scarily Ever Laughter series, Little Dead Riding Hood.

Congrats!!!!

You know things are going to suck when you’re the new kid. But when you’re the new kid and a vampire… well, it bites!

Unlike most kids, Scarlet Small’s problems go far beyond just trying to fit in. She would settle for a normal life, but being twelve years old for an entire century is a real pain in the neck. Plus, her appetite for security guards, house pets and bloody toms (tomato juice) is out of control. So in order to keep their vampire-secret, her parents, Mort and Drac, resort to moving for the hundredth time, despite Scarlet being dead-set against it. Things couldn’t be worse at her new school, either. Not only does she have a strange skeleton-girl as a classmate, but a smelly werewolf is intent on revealing her secret. When she meets Granny—who fills her with cookies, goodies, and treats, and seems to understand her more than anyone—she’s sure things will be different. But with a fork-stabbing incident, a cherry pie massacre, and a town full of crazy people, Scarlet’s O-positive she’ll never live to see another undead day.
Not even her Vampire Rule Book can save her from the mess she’s in. Why can’t she ever just follow the rules?
Add Little Dead Riding Hood to your Goodreads to-read list here Purchase LDRH at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite Indie bookstore!
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We’ve been asked to speak a little about how we develop humor in our writing.  This is one of the hardest blog posts to write.  Honestly. Because I don’t think humor is something I really think about. It seems to come naturally, especially to my daughter and co-author, Bethanie.
For us, there’s a few things that really make us laugh-out-loud:
  1. Don’t force it. Whenever you try too hard the funny dies.
  2. Use puns. Puns are funny. Yup they’re punny.
  3. Infuse real life into it. There’s nothing funnier than something that can really happen.
  4. Be authentic. People know when you’re being fake.
  5. Pain, humiliation, figurative language, irony….that list is a mile long. Use it!
Hope that helps. Bring on the funny! Just no pies in the face. Kay? Kay.
About us:
Amie Borst is a PAL member of SCBWI. She believes in Unicorns, uses glitter whenever the opportunity arises, accessories in pink and eats too much chocolate. 
Bethanie Borst is a spunky 14 year old who loves archery, long bike rides and studying edible plant-life. She was only 9 when she came up with the idea for Cinderskella!
Little Dead Riding Hood is their second book in the Scarily Ever Laughter series. Their first book, Cinderskella, released in October 2013.
You can find them on facebook. Amie can be found on twitter, pinterest, and her blog***

We’re having two great giveaways as part of our blog tour! The first is for a copy of LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD! So be sure to enter the giveaway by following the steps on the rafflecopter form below.a Rafflecopter giveaway

THEN – as soon as you finish that, be sure to stop by my blog for a second contest! I’m having a SCAVENGER HUNT that you won’t want to miss with lots of extra great prizes! All you have to do is make sure you enter the contest below first then hopping over to my blog and filling out the rafflecopter form there! Super easy! Here’s the rafflecopter form for my blog just in case you missed it!

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See you soon!

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Today kicks off the week long blog tour for The Zodiac Collector, hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Thanks, Roxanne, for all your hard work and thanks to all the bloggers willing to help spread the word about The Zodiac Collector!

Here’s what you’ll see on the tour:

  • An interview where I share my favorite books, why you should read The Zodiac Collector, and what I’m working on next
  • My fascination with astrology
  • My top ten favorite witchy-type movies
  • The radical differences of twins Anne and Mary
  • Why you’re never too old to read YA
  • An excerpt from The Zodiac Collector

There will also be FOUR PRIZE PACKS (click on the links below to get to the Rafflecopter):

  • Prize pack 1: Autographed set of Shifting Pride, Endure, & Lore (an anthology) and swag bookmarks
  • Prize Pack 2: Autographed copy of Lore (an anthology) and swag bookmarks
  • Prize Pack 3 &4: Swag postcards of books, a zodiac ring, & a zodiac bracelet representing main characters from The Zodiac Collector (Libra & Gemini)

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Bonus: I’ll give an ecopy of my short story, Tsavo Pride, to everyone who purchases The Zodiac Collector!!! Simply email me proof of purchase and I’ll send the short. My email: authorlauradiamond@gmail.com

Here’s the tour stops (some days have multiple spots):

The Zodiac Collector Tour Schedule
Oct 20-27
October 20 Interview
Mom With A Kindle

October 20 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! 

October 21 Guest blog
Kaitlin Sivley

October 21 Spotlight
BabyCakes Book Blog

October 22 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

October 22 Spotlight
Roxanne’s Realm

October 23 Guest blog
Accepted Wisdom

October 23 Spotlight
Cassandra M’s Place

October 24 Spotlight
CBY Book Club

October 24 Spotlight
Fantasy Book Lane

October 24 Spotlight
Book Bliss

October 27 Guest blog
Mythical Books

October 27 Spotlight/Excerpt
JeanzBookReadNReview

October 27 Spotlight
The Review List

Looking forward to seeing you around the Interwebz!

When I first started writing, I never really believed I’d see a book with my name on it resting on a shelf in Barnes & Noble, but I fantasized about what it’d look like. It only took five years to see it come true, lol! And here it is, The Zodiac Collector, available at my local Barnes & Noble: IMG_1225 After the initial shock wore off of seeing my book under the “New Teen Fantasy and Adventure” section (I kind of stood staring for a while, then I snapped a few pictures, then I stared some more, then I took more pictures–God, I wonder what people thought!), I snatched the copies off the shelf and autographed them. IMG_1230 The store manager added The Zodiac Collector to the other autographed books they have at the Info Desk under Noteworthy Selections and invited me to schedule a book signing (which will likely be next year). FullSizeRender She and another employee took my picture to commemorate the occasion. Super sweet, right? They totally made my day! IMG_1232 I’ve got a TON of folks to thank for helping me realize this dream, from beta readers, other writers, family, friends, supportive co-workers, and, of course, my editor, publicist, and the team at Spencer Hill Press. MOST importantly, I send a huge

THANK YOU

to my readers. I hope you enjoy The Zodiac Collector. :)

Make sure you come back next week when I kick off a week long blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours for The Zodiac Collector!

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