Book Blitz & Giveaway: Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow

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The Goth Girl Reads in conjunction with BYOBook Tours is proud to present Case of the Defunct Adjunct by Frankie Bow.

About The Book

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When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the faculty retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line.

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About The Author

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Like Molly Barda, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.

Website & Blog // Twitter // Facebook // LinkedIn // Wattpad

Excerpt

The round tables of the Lehua Inn’s banquet room were filling up with Mahina State faculty. The men wore subdued aloha shirts and khaki trousers; the women dressed by discipline.  Colorful Guatemalan bags, gauze skirts, and flowing gray hair marked the social sciences.   Humanities favored bold eyeglasses and hair colors not found in nature. My few female colleagues in the College of Commerce sported a nonthreatening business-y look that might be described as “Beverly Hills real estate agent.” T-shirts and shapeless jeans indicated the natural sciences.

     Emma Nakamura was an accomplished biologist, and looked it.  Her wavy black hair was pulled back into an indifferent ponytail. Her face, browned and lightly freckled from hours of canoe paddling, was bare.  Her idea of dressing up for our offsite retreat was to wear a seed company t-shirt that she’d picked up for free at a conference.

     I didn’t fit in anywhere. Not surprising, I suppose, for a literature Ph.D. teaching in a business school. At some point I’d have to modify my vintage wardrobe if I was going to survive in humid Mahina. I imagined my heatstroke-reddened corpse, stylish in a vermillion wool Lilli-Ann coatdress and opaque tights.

     “Friggin’ Student Retention Office,” Emma pressed on her paper name tag as she beelined to the refreshment table.  “They’re about as useful as a MRSA infection.”

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Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Welcome Back, Jack by Liam Sweeny

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If you’re looking for a great mystery/thriller, Welcome Back, Jack is one of the books you need to find. Trust me. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and I know a good one when I find it.

Now, I could be biased—after all, there is a character that shares my last name—but I really loved this book. It was hard to put down. I mean, really hard to put down. I couldn’t seem to stop reading it! I just had to know what was going to happen next.

I’ve always loved mysteries where the killer makes it personal to whoever is investigating the case. In this case, Jack LeClere is the character who is being targeted by the killer. And believe me, this killer is sick and twisted in a way that I haven’t seen in a good mystery for quite a while.

Liam Sweeny has put together an interesting, entertaining, and edge-of-your-seat read with Welcome Back, Jack. His characters are masterpieces and his ideas of what kind of murder scenes to use are just awesome. I can’t really tell you about it or I’ll give something away, but I will say this—some of the murder scenes are just downright gruesome, I’m talking horror-novel-worthy gruesome.

Welcome Back, Jack was released on October 1, 2015 and is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

About The Author

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Liam Sweeny has worn many hats in his life. In addition to being a writer for ten years, he has been an artist, musician, grassroots campaign staffer and spent four years in disaster response, both in leadership and in the field.

It was in the field in New Orleans that Sweeny got his start as a writer. Hurricane Katrina, and his role in the relief effort, fueled his early writing, where he began in sci-fi/fantasy before transitioning into crime, mystery and noir.

As a crime writer, Sweeny’s work has appeared in many publications, such as Thuglit, All Due Respect, Near to the Knuckle, Shotgun Honey and others. You can find out more at www.liamsweeny.com

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I received this book for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for my honest opinion for this blog tour. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Release Day Book Blitz: Strange Darkness by Danielle DeVor

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The Goth Girl Reads is proud to bring you the Release Day Celebration of Danielle DeVor’s Strange Darkness Vol. 1. Check out the book information, see a bit about the author, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

About The Book

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STRANGE DARKNESS
Author: Danielle DeVor
Release Date: October 23rd, 2015

A new bastion of horror—named one of the Examiner’s 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors You Need to Read Right Now for her novel Sorrow’s Point—the amazing Danielle DeVor brings us her first collection of stories—a showcase of wicked imagination and imagery.

In these tales, we see what happens when you use the skin of a vampire for a mundane purpose (The Case), a ghost hunting trip gone wrong (Love Me to Death), a little girl who has a furry friend with red eyes (Emmy’s Puppy), and more. This is DeVor at her best. Expect chills, gore, and stories that stay with you long after the lights go dim and the house begins to settle.

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About The Author

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Named one of the Examiner’s 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors You Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.

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Other Books by Danielle DeVor

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One Winner will get a signed copy of STRANGE DARKNESS Vol 1. (Open to US Only)
One Winner will get a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card. (Open Internationally)
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Book Blitz: The Pledge Trilogy Box Set by Kimberly Derting

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The Goth Girl Reads is proud to announce The Pledge Trilogy by Kimberly Derting – now available as a box set!

About The Pledge Trilogy

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THE PLEDGE TRILOGY BOX SET
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

The complete Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy, is now available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

In The Pledge, seventeen-year-old Charlaina lives in Ludania, a country stratified by a caste system divided by language and ruled by the cruel tyrant Queen Sabara. But Charlie has a secret skill, and as clashes escalate between the totalitarian monarch and the rebel forces, Charlie might be her country’s only chance for freedom. And though Charlie lays claim to the throne in The Essence, the influence of the evil Sabara does not disappear. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, Charlie must turn to an unexpected resource for help—and to an unexpected ally for love. Then when peace negotiations go awry in The Offering, it seems the only option to secure Ludanian freedom is for Charlie to sacrifice herself. But things aren’t always as they seem. Is Charlie walking into a trap?

Full of danger, intrigue, and blood-rushing romance, this gripping trilogy is sure to satisfy and makes an ideal gift.

Barnes & Noble // Amazon

About The Author

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Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins), THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster), and THE TAKING trilogy (HarperTeen). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy…a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.

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Release Day Book Blitz & Giveaway : Sound by Juliet Madison

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The second book in The Delta Girls series has finally arrived! I am pleased to announce the release of Sound by Juliet Madison, book two in The Delta Girls series! Make sure to enter the giveaway for 1 of 5 copies of Sound!

About The Book

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Author: Juliet Madison
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Diversion Books

Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can’t. It makes them incredible, it puts them in danger, and it brings them closer to learning the secrets that have haunted them their entire lives. These are the Delta Girls.

Serena and her sisters read a private letter their father wrote to their mother, revealing a clue about his disappearance that they never knew about before. But as they struggle to gain further insight through their sensory visions, trying to solve the mystery continues to prove elusive.

The Delta Girls try to move on, balancing their supernatural abilities with the daily trials of being teenagers. Studious Serena teams with the classroom outcast, Lara, and her charming brother, Damon, for a school science project. They end up studying more than they bargained for, though, when strange noises come from rooms in Lara and Damon’s house. There are voices, but only Serena, with her special powers, can hear them. This is until the trio experiment with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and are able to record and hear them on the computer.

Bringing in her extraordinary sisters to help, Serena must figure out who the voices belong to— and what they want—if she is to have a chance at stopping an impending tragedy before it’s too late.

Amazon // Kobo // iBooks // Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Juliet Madison_Author PhotoJuliet Madison is a bestselling author of romantic comedy, women’s fiction, and young adult mystery. After a successful career as a naturopath and a background in dance, art, internet marketing, and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume), she now prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters.

Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends as much time as possible writing and as little time as possible doing housework.

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5 Winners will each get a print copy of SOUND by Juliet Madison

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