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Free Ebook Friday Extravaganza! Find your new favorite author for free!

You read that right… Another triple play! Three free ebook promotions this week.

With well over a hundred free ebooks, you’re bound to find a new favorite author in here.

Have fun!


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You can find the Fire in the Woods series at all these awesome bookish places!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | iBooks | IndiBound | Google Play


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Free Ebook Friday. Three huge Free Book Promotions this week!

You read that right… Three free ebook promotions this week.

With well over a hundred free ebooks, you’re bound to find a new favorite author in here.

Have fun!


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You can find the Fire in the Woods series at all these awesome bookish places!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | iBooks | IndiBound | Google Play


Catch up with me on social media!

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Free Ebook Friday! Valentine’s Day and Books, Boyfriends, or Chocolate

Love is in the air!

This week’s free ebook selection are all about romance.

Please check your genre… there are adult as well a young adult book in this mix.



Get your YA Stories free for a limited time!

This week’s Freebie Friday features all young adult books.

There are 29 books to choose from this week, and I know you are all YA fans, so be sure to check them out.

I hope you guys find some great new authors in this group.


It’s Freebie Friday with a Touch of Magic!

Do you love a little bit of magic in your books, or maybe a LOT of magic?

This week we are featuring books with a Touch of Magic, all free for a limited time, mixed genres adult and YA, so please choose wisely. Enjoy!

It’s Freebie Friday! Over 20 Free YA books to choose from

This week we are featuring young adult speculative fiction.

Are you a lover of dragons, mermaids, witches, shifters, and aliens? Well, you might just find your next favorite author right here.

Click the link to see this week’s featured free books.

Enter to win a $175 e-gift card to Barnes & Noble!



Christmas is a time for giving. So her we come a-caroling!

Some of my favorite author-friends and I have banded together to giveaway a $175 e-gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Click on a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter.
Would you like to find out more about the authors behind this giveaway? Jingle on over to their websites.

Julie Reece
Jennifer Bardsley
Jennifer DiGiovani
Melanie McFarlane
Suzanne VanRooyen
Dorothy Dreyer
Shaila Patel
Melanie McFarlane
Suzanne VanRooyen
Liza Wiemer
Nicole Conway
Jennifer Anne Davis
Jennifer M. Eaton


***Click on a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter!***

And don’t forget to check out all the great book written by your sponsoring authors!

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Free Paperback Rafflecopter! Free Fridays and The Little Blue Lady Talks “Eye of the Soul” by @TerriRochenski


Jennifer13You have been strangely quiet these days.

Where have you been?

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Reading.




What have you been reading?

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Eye of the Soul

by Terri Rochenski.


Jennifer13Wow. What a coincidence.

Terri is our guest today.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387I know.

I figured you’d take me more seriously if I actually read a book.

Jennifer13Well, it helps. 

Did you like it?

PKO_Alien 3 0003387It was weird. 

I didn’t know there were people with pointed ears on this planet.



PKO_Alien 3 0003387Maybe we should get Terri Rochenski to explain.


Jennifer13Sounds good. 

Let her in.


Alien SmileWell, Hello, Ms. Rochenski. 

Please come in.


Hi, guys!



Alien SmileSo, Terri, can you tell us in twenty words or less who you are and where your going with this writing stuff?


I am Mother and Wife Goddess of the universe

and I wish to make a million bucks with my writing hobby.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387That was 21 words.

I think she has a problem counting.  And Authors are supposed to be smart.  Geesh.

Jennifer13Stop!  Be nice!


Alien Huh CloseI am being nice.

I didn’t disintegrate her, did I?


Jennifer13[Slaps head]

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Okay ms. Rochenski. I’ve red you book, and I must say I find it deeply disturbing. Why would you write a book where they round up and entire race and enslave them? 

Because it was inspired by events in my own life.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387You’ve been stolen out of your house, chained and put on a boat,

and sent to prison for what you look like?

I was sort of speaking metaphorically.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Interesting. 

So tell me, why do you think people should read this tragic tale? 

Because I’m the Goddess of the universe

and have a lot to share.


PKO_Alien 3 0003387Well, you may be the goddess of green-eyed pointy eared people, but you’re not MY  goddess, Thumbelina. So, what’s with the chic on the cover?  

That would be Hyla, the heroine of the Pool of Souls Series.

Alien SmileDoes she have beautiful blue hair?



Blue? Beautiful?


PKO_Alien 3 0003387You watch it, toots. 

Well, she must be hiding it because it’s NOT a beautiful blue.

She’s NOT hiding the color of her hair. It’s the pointy Native ears she’s uncomfortable revealing.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Okay, so what’s with those green eyes? 

I don’t like green. 

I like blue. 

My hubs has blue. Love blue. Hyla’s along with all other Natives are green, a color no human on Derlund has.

Alien SmileDid you hear that? She’s married to a Martian.  You have thusly redeemed yourself! So, tell me, does anything explode in this book? 

Does a body count?

(It isn’t too gruesome. Promise.)

Alien SmileOh!  But gruesome is just lovely!  I must say, this book intrigued me.  I want to dip my foot in the pool and see what happens. Where is it, exactly?

I could tell you, but then I’d have to use my awesome goddess power to quiet you, and no one wants that.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Errghh.  We’ll chat about that later. 

For everyone else, why don’t you give a little low-down on what happens?

The body exploding? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

If you meant the book,

well then I’d have to say it’s about a young Native woman whose people are imprisoned for no apparent reason

and her journey to find out why and what she can do about it.

Alien SmileOh Yes!  Terri Rochenski gets the award for short and sweet!  You don’t know how many authors come in here and read every word off the back of their book!  Dreadfully boring.  Your sexy Martian husband must be rubbing off on you. So, fess up.  With a Martian in the house, you must be no stranger to things exploding.

I’ll keep this at a simple yes and plead the fifth on the why & how. Let’s just say it involved a shotgun and the side of our barn.

Alien SmileHave you ever painted your hair blue to match your wonderful husbands?


Pfffft. As IF.

Alien SmileHas he taken you up in his space ship?



Countless times.

Unfortunately those journeys took place within my dreams.

Alien SmileOh.  Crash landing, huh?  No more space ship?  He and I will have to hook up and chat. I’m stuck here, too. 

So, Ms. Rochenski (Odd last name for an alien by the way) I believe you have a rafflecopter-thingy for our readers, right?  What’s that all about?

I’m so excited to give away 2 signed paperback copies and some swag, including a notebook, pen and signed bookmark. Everyone has a chance to win on my Rafflecopter giveaway CLICK HERE TO WIN!

Alien SmileAnd where may we purchase your lovely (despite green) book?

Please, please, tell us where!


Purchase “Eye of the Soul” From your favorite retailer
Jennifer13If you’d like to learn more about Terri Rochenski, check out her blog at www.terrirochenski.comThanks for Stopping by Terri!

The Little Blue Lady From Mars sees “Ghosts in the Mirror”

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Hey.  Wait a minute.

You look familiar.

Haven’t I interviewed you before?

Uh, no…um.

Totally different person…and stuff.

See? I look like a cat.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Hmm.  I don’t know.

You seem VERY familiar.

Are you sure I didn’t blow up your book last year?

Nope.  Not me.

This is my very first novel. Written by a cat.

Yep. A cat named Joyce. So how could it be me?

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Okay.

If you are sure…

Then who are you and what do you want?

My name is Joyce Mangola

I’m here to talk about my novel Ghosts in the Mirror


PKO_Alien 3 0003387Ghosts, huh?

What… are you trying to scare me?

I scare people, not the other way around.

You are definitely scarier than my book.

Probably because you are looking right at me…

And frowning.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Grrrr.

I’m not impressed so far, Earthling.

Why do you think I should take up my valuable time to read your book?

Because it’s about a sixteen-year-old boy

who needs another living soul,

or ghost, to live his life.

Alien Huh CloseHuh?

That doesn’t even make sense.

Hey, what’s that funny wispy white thing on the cover?

A ghost.

Scared now?


Alien EweNO!  Umm, well…  Hey!

Stop pushing that cover toward my face!

I don’t like it.

Well is there anything about the cover that you do like?



Alien Huh OpenYeah, the guy. 

He’s cute, but I want to dip his hair in blueberry sauce.

It’s just too human-looking.

LOL — blueberry sauce…

 Well that’s a bit crepe-y.


Alien nervousHey! That’s a lame attempt at a food joke!

I’m not amused.


Awe, come on. 

It was funny.

Lighten up.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387.

Give me one good reason to read your book, Miss I’m a Comedian


Wandering spirits are cool.

Wandering spirits latching onto the living are way cool.


PKO_Alien 3 0003387You have a sick sense of cool, Missy.

What’s the explosion count in this book?


No Explosions.

Not in this one…nope.


PKO_Alien 3 0003387Not in this one?  I thought this was your first novel?

Are you sure we haven’t spoken before?


I’m a cat, remember?

Please stop looking back at your other interviews.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387But I’m sure I’ve seen you…

While I’m scrolling back, tell me what this book is about.


It’s about a boy named Jeremy who shepherds lost souls to the other side by helping them with their unfinished business. Except, this time, the ghost isn’t much interested in crossing over without hunting down the person responsible for their and someone else’s death.

Alien Smile CloseReally?  What happened to the stupid wandering soul thing? That actually sounds like it might be interesting. [Settled down on couch] Okay, maybe we can chat a bit. 

Have you ever exploded anything?




Alien EweHave you ever tried to take over the world?

Ew, no.



Alien EweHave you ever painted your hair blue?

Pink is so much better a color.



Alien Huh OpenWhaaaat?

How dare you insinuate pink is better than blue?


I didn’t insinuate.

I came right out and said it.

Pink has always been better than blue.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387What? Huh? Grrr.

Redeem yourself Earthling!

How do you feel about space travel?

Space Mountain is awesome!



PKO_Alien 3 0003387Space Moun…-Huh-

[smacks head]

Oaf!  Have you even ever fantasized about exploding things?

I’m thinking about it right now.



PKO_Alien 3 0003387Hey.  Why are you looking at me like that?

Wait a minute.

I HAVE seen those beady eyes before.

Prove it!  You know, you should really try the color pink.

Otherwise, you might as well call yourself the Blue Boy with Boobs.


Alien Huh CloseIt’s YOU!  I know you!  You are that Half-headed man author, aren’t you! Kastil Even-butt or something or other.

You are hiding!  Hiding behind a cover with a whole man on it… And a few cats.

Well, yes, but you said you liked my book, right?

I put a whole person on the cover for you… changed my name and everything!


Alien PKO_0003428Oh, you think that changes things?

I remember everything!

Blue Boy with Boobs Huh? I’ll show you!


[As the sub-atomic particle weapon discharges, Joyce pulls out an umbrella and ducks beneath it. Lasers rebound off the surface and scatter across the room.  Holes burn into the walls.   The couch catches on fire. Yeah, general mayhem.]

[Joyce pokes her head out from beneath the umbrella]

You’ll show me what?

Ha!  I came prepared this time.

No blowing me up, thank you very much.

100 x 100 cropLittle Blue Lady! 

I’m home!

Gack! What happened to my living room?

Alien Zig Zag

If you’d like to learn more about Joyce Mangola check her out on her website And if anyone knows a good contractor… I need a new living room.

While I’m chasing after the Little Blue Lady with a repair bill, comment below for a chance to win “Ghosts in the Mirror”.

Good luck!

The Little Blue Lady Scares the Pants off Poor Little Amaleen Ison


Congratulations to our winner from two weeks ago.

Caitlin Stern, you are the lucky winner of Rise of the Magi!


I’m looking forward to reading this myself.  I LOVED the first book in the series.

Alien Zig Zag

Alien Huh OpenWhat’s up with you?

You look paler than a Martian sub-terrain turtle.


Right now,

I’m rather frightened

and want to get through this interview in one piece.

Alien Huh OpenWhy are you frightened?

We haven’t even started talking yet.


Your reputation for blowing things up precedes you, and there’s a rumour a few authors have gone missing after appearing on this blog.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Hmmm.

An author who does her research.

You are wise to be wary, Earthling!

Yes, Ma’am.



PKO_Alien 3 0003387So, you think you’ve written quite the little novel, I hear. I should be out blowing things up, not wasting valuable time reading.

Why is YOUR BOOK good enough for me to consider reading?

I’m not sure anything I write is ever good enough, but “Remember Me” comes pretty close.

All things that receive care and attention turn out well. This story has been received plenty of both.

Alien nervousWell, you haven’t said anything to peak my interest yet.

Why would anyone want to read this thing?


Because it’s a fast-paced YA fantasy thriller with an innocent yet determined heroine, a hot (bare-chested) love interest, and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the final few pages.

Alien belly acheBare chested?  Well, I guess if he’s hot he had to take his shirt off.

Odd customs you humans have.

So what’s the explosion count?  I need explosions.

Um, ahh,


you see…

Alien Huh CloseSpit it out!

Does anything explode or what??


Um…no! But, there’s a gruesome torture scene with plenty of blood.

Does that earn me any kudos?


Alien EweBlood!  I don’t like blood.

It’s red.  And I don’t like red. That’s why I explode things.  It zaps everything into little tiny non-bloody pieces.


**edges closer the exit**


PKO_Alien 3 0003387You better start working it Miss Scardy Cat.

What, exactly is this book about?


Well, the blurb goes something like this: Sera isn’t living. She’s existing—barely. Bedbound by illness, she has no memory of life before the freezing barn she now calls home. A mournful song haunts her dreams and hints at a past not completely buried—one she’s desperate to uncover. Yet Father’s whirlwind visits to draw blood and administer medication don’t provide answers. He only confirms the one thing she already knows; she’s dying.

A lonely death without ever knowing her past seems inevitable until a sudden, mystifying return to health coincides with the arrival of a boy in the opposite out-building. The inextricable pull to the stranger, and the broken memories that storm her mind when he’s near, warn of a history quite different to any she could have imagined. If she’s to uncover the truth she craves, she’ll have to decide whether knowledge of the past is worth forfeiting her second chance at life.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387That doesn’t sound faced-paced at all.

It sounds like people lying around doing nothing all day.


Although I’m sure Sera longs for her bed at times throughout the story, I don’t let her rest. In fact, I put all the characters through the wringer. No lying around allowed!

Alien Smile CloseOh, a wringer?

Well that sounds delightfully gastly.


It is! Mwa ha ha

**evil laugh**.


Alien Huh CloseOkay, so… what’s with that cover?

She looks like she’s frozen.  Frozen and asleep.

I don’t get it.

I kinda like that you’re a bit confused about the imagery. But you’re right. She does look frozen and asleep–almost dead. The cover mirrors the story so perfectly it makes my breath hitch every time I think about it.

Alien nervousYou are a sad, strange little Earthling.  You know that?

So, tell me, Miss Scardy cat with Hitched Breath…

have you ever exploded anything?

I’m ashamed to say, I unintentionally explode food in the microwave.

It happens so regularly my husband bought me a special plate cover so I don’t have to spend hours cleaning up the mess.

PKO_Alien 3 0003387That doesn’t count!  Even annoyingly prudish Jennifer M. Eaton does that.  There’s nothing monomaniacal about microwave accidents.  There has to be something interesting about you.

By any chance, have you ever painted your hair blue?


During my teens and early twenties, I dyed my hair nearly every colour under the sun—including bright blue.

It looked pretty cool, too!

Alien Huh Close[Shakes her head]

What am I supposed to do with you?

I don’t know,

but whatever it is,

please make it not hurt!

PKO_Alien 3 0003387You are too pitiful to explode.



Oh, thank goodness.

So can I give away my book?


PKO_Alien 3 0003387I’m still not sure your book is good enough.



How about if I throw in a chance to win a $20 gift card?



PKO_Alien 3 0003387$20 huh? Hmmm.

Apparently I can be bought.

Okay… I’ll let you go.  THIS TIME.


Okay, I’m going to run for my life before she changes her mind, but before I go, please click on over to my Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $20 gift-card and e-copy of Remember Me

PKO_Alien 3 0003387Why are you still here?





And thanks for not hurting me!


If you’d like to find out more about Amaleen Ison, check out her Web Site at

Remember Me