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FREE Amazon $1.29 Credit for an MP3 Music Download!

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Okay, want to get a FREE Amazon $1.29 Credit for MP3 Music downloads? Easy peasy! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Proceed to the Amazon page “Answer a Question, Get a Free Song
  • Share what your favorite party song right now is. Click the’Share & Claim’ button to post your response on Facebook.
  • Voila! You have $1.29 credit on your Amazon account for use in the MP3 store! Only for those in the US and promo will expire on Nov 2, 2012 11:59 p.m. PST

Come on, it’s a no brainer!

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‘5 Questions’ Interview With Sarah Dalton! @sarahdalton

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Sarah Dalton to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series! Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons.

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


The Blemished (Blemished Trilogy) by Sarah Dalton

Describe your book The Blemished (Blemished Trilogy) in ten words or less

Ya dystopia with cloning, superpowers and an escape.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

I think it has come from the culmination of lots of books I’ve read, including my own interest in science and a desire to provide teenage girls with a heroine they can look up to.

I wanted to show them that girls are strong and much more than the sum of their love interests.

Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?

Definitely Mina. She is kind of who I wished I had been as a teenager. She’s questioning and loyal and very strong. She’s a great leader with real power but at the same time she makes mistakes and is trying to figure everything out.

Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it and how did that affect your writing / publishing process?

I do have a day job, unfortunately. I would love to be a full time writer and am working very hard to try and make that a possibility. Unfortunately it’s not possible at the moment and means that I have to organise my time very well!

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

The Vanished will be the next instalment of the Blemished trilogy will be out next year.

I think it’s going to create even more questions for the reader and challenge you to think about the themes. But there is plenty of action to keep everyone entertained and thoroughly looking forward to the third book 🙂

Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!

If you like the Uglies, the Handmaid’s Tale or the Hunger Games then you will probably like my book.


Thanks again for stopping by, Sarah Dalton! You can learn more about the author via her website(s): www.theblemished.com or www.sarahdaltonbooks.com, Goodreads, Facebook: Sarah-DaltonAuthor, and Twitter: @sarahdalton.

 The Blemished (Blemished Trilogy) is available on Amazon (Kindle).

Check out Sarah Dalton’s Amazon author page for more info and browse through her other works!

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Indie Saturday – Author Lola StVil on her “Guardians” Series @guardiansgirl

October 27, 2012 2 comments

Today, we have author Lola StVil featured on the blog’s ‘Indie Saturday‘ for her paranormal “Guardians” Series.


Lola StVil writes :

First, I would like to thank Randomizeme for allowing me to guest host.

I wanted to talk about writing Fantasy.

The best part about this genre is that you can still be a kid. You remember running around your house with a cape “flying?” Well with fantasy, you never have to take the cape off.

You can build worlds and planets. You can leap skyscrapers, make love potions and even save the world.

When I wrote book 1 of this series, there was so much action and adventure, my feet never touched the ground. I’m hoping you will feel the same way.

The first novel in my “Guardians” series is called “The Girl.” It centers around Emmy – a bookish, witty student who is rescued by six teenaged angels with powers, called Guardians. They’ve been sent to elicit the secret from her before the demons can; a secret hidden so deep, Emmy doesn’t even realize she knows it.

Things get worse when Emmy falls madly in love with Marcus, the well-intentioned but obstinate leader of the Guardians. He eventually confesses that he is in love with her as well. Unfortunately, Marcus has been warned by his clairvoyant and omniscient guide that should he and Emmy get together, the mission will fail and humanity will perish.

So, it’s okay if you are like me and can’t leap tall buildings and have no superpowers. Don’t worry. You can still save the world.

Lola St. Vil

Feel free to stalk me: )


Lola StVil’s Guardians series are all available on Amazon in Kindle format. Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3

You can also check out Lola StVil’s Amazon Author’s page for more info!

More author links!

Lola StVil’s Blog: http://www.marcusandemmy.wordpress.com and Twitter: @guardiansgirl

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Do you want to be a featured ‘Indie Saturday’ author too? Go here for more info!

Read an embedded sample of “Guardians: The Girl” after the jump!

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Book Review – In the Tall Grass (Kindle Single) by Joe Hill and Stephen King

October 26, 2012 1 comment

In the Tall Grass (Kindle Single) by Joe Hill and Stephen King

Book Description:

In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass.

Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate.

What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

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In the Tall Grass  (Kindle Single) is a new short story by horror legend Stephen King and his son Joe Hill that should carry a warning – DON’T read on full stomach! (I read it after a pleasant lunch of grilled chicken sandwich, and was so sick to my stomach when I got to the end of the story. I was just thankful I hadn’t been eating sardines….)

What can I say about this Kindle single? Well, I definitely don’t see myself reading it again. It starts out great – super creepy – when the brother and sister first hear a kid’s cries for help coming from the field of grass, and they set of in pursuit. Cal and Becky were really likable characters, and I was all tied up in knots worrying about them. And the suspense just ratcheted up the longer they were stuck in the grass looking for the kid (And then each other).

But then, the story suddenly changed direction – I won’t give spoilers – but that’s when I ended up way more grossed out than scared. Pity – I really enjoyed reading it before things turned disgusting.

But then, maybe if you like that type of horror – you’ll probably like this way more than me?

 

In the Tall Grass (Kindle Single) by Joe Hill and Stephen King (Scribner) is available on Amazon as a Kindle Single.

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‘5 Questions’ Interview With Scott Cramer! @cramer_scott

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Scott Cramer to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy) by Scott Cramer

Describe your book Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy) in ten words or less

Night of the Purple Moon is about kids who never give up after the adults die.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

I wanted to write a high concept book with characters you can root for and HUGE stakes.

Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?

I am not a thirteen-year old girl but (after some starts and stops) I became very comfortable writing through the eyes of 13-year old Abby Leigh. She is bossy and has a big heart and wants to do the right thing.

Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it and how did that affect your writing / publishing process?

I used to work full-time in high-tech marketing communications. I got laid off from full-time work and now do part-time contract work.

At the moment, I have time to write, which I do very early in the morning.

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

Colony East is Book 2 of The Toucan Trilogy

Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!

Michael Grant


Thanks again for stopping by, Scott Cramer! You can learn more about the author via his Facebook: authorscottcramer, and Twitter: @cramer_scott.

 Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy) is available on Amazon (Kindle).

Check out Scott Cramer’s Amazon author page for more info!

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Sick Day(s)

October 22, 2012 4 comments

Hi everyone, just a heads-up —

Basically, we’re all sick, esp Arca who can barely crawl out of bed (what with running a 39C fever) so, unfortunately, no updates while gone … ! Hopefully, y’all regular readers don’t wander off too far while there’s no updates here … see ya on the return of RandomizeME when we’re feeling better.

Just remember to check for the Kindle Daily Deal (Plus the Nook Daily Find & Kobo’s Today’s Deal so you’ll know to check if Amazon price-matches!)

*If you want a direct Amazon link where you can see ALL the updated free books at any time, be sure to bookmark this link! It will take you to a page that
lists them in best-selling order*

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‘5 Questions’ Interview With Dave Conifer!

October 20, 2012 Leave a comment

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Dave Conifer to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


Hard Lines by Dave Conifer

Describe your book Hard Lines in ten words or less

Hard Lines: An athlete resists corruption undertaken in his name.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

Reading about some headlines in college athletics, it’s almost as if some of these schools have full time staff on the payroll to do nothing but cover up anything that makes the program look bad.

Which of your characters is closest to your heart and why?

Jake Zarephath, the main character, is all about how I think I’d react in that situation. He’s naive and scared at first, and goes along with the cover up. Eventually he learns that some of the people guiding him are immoral, and that he can’t be a part of it. In the end he finds the courage to make tough decisions.

What do you hope/wish that your reader will take away after reading this book?

I hope it’s an enjoyable story, which is all it is. Beyond that, I’d hope they take a closer look and make their own evaluations the next time there’s a scandal in college athletics.

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

Right now I’m planning on writing a new story starring the bounty hunter / private detective that stole the show in my last book, Primary Justice.


Thanks again for stopping by, Dave Conifer! You can learn more about the author via his Facebook: daveconiferfanpage.

Hard Lines is available on Amazon (Kindle) and it’s currently FREE through Oct 25!

Check out Dave Conifer’s Amazon author page for more info and browse through his other books!

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