Tuesday, September 30, 2014

$ Giveaways at Books That Need More Attention: Step Into Debra Anastasia's World & Hang On!


The Poughkeepsie Series has been getting plenty of attention. However, what I'd like to see is this. The next time I'm in Chapters, Indigo or any other book store, I'd like to see the Poughkeepsie series displayed, front and center.

Furthermore, I desperately want to see the movie, Poughkeepsie. For those of  you who, for some insane reason have not read Poughkeepsie, you cannot imagine the rush to get advance tickets.

I get so excited about Debra's novels. In fact, I'm participating with "Stuck In Books" so that I can share my experience with readers. And, what is a hop without a rafflecopter. Enter your name in the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for a chance to

win a 
$10 Amazon Gift Certificate

PLUS an ebook of
Poughkeepsie & Saving Poughkeepsie.


Have you had your nose in a book, 
and were so captured by the writer's gift that 
you felt you had landed, body and soul, into the scene?

Debra Anastasia, Author

That's exactly what happened to me while reading 
Debra Anastasia's Poughkeepsie series. 
Debra had me running breathless through the pages of vivid, gut-wrenching scenes. She can make the most liberal woman blush and gasp. Debra holds nothing back in the dialogue and passionate embraces of her characters.

And, what is most exciting, I get to read the finale of the Poughkeepsie series

Saving Poughkeepsie

November 22, 2014

Here is what you need to know about Debra and her novels.

Welcome Friends!!!
I hope your summer rocked you pants off numerous times. I’ve got a few awesome bullet points for your Poughkeepsie lovin’ consumption!
1. The Saving Poughkeepsie cover reveal happened! Check out my newest cover below. It was featured on Maryse’s Book Blog here
2.     Saving Poughkeepsie will be release on 11.22.14. It’s only 88 days away until you can find out how the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series ends.

3.     In March I’ll be signing at the Capital City Author Event on March 28th2015! This is a great HUGE event right in my backyard. I can’t wait to see you there. Follow the link above and click like for updates.

Connect with Debra Anastasia at:


Purchase Debra's books:

Simon & Schuster: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Poughkeepsie/Debra-Anastasia/9781936305957





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Friday, September 26, 2014

$100 Giveaway + 99 Cents Sale for The Guardian's Wildchild ebook

The Guardian's Wildchild Anniversary Celebration - International

I'm celebrating like never before. In celebration of my novel's anniversary, I'm offering the following items to one lucky winner (total value $100 plus shipping). For a chance to win, enter your name in the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

$50 AMAZON GIFT CARD
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SIGNED PRINT COPY OF THE GUARDIAN'S WILDCHILD
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Available at Amazon
Omnific
Omnific Publishing 
and I are celebrating 
my novel's publication date.

 The Guardian's Wildchild

ebook is marked down to 
$.99 
at Amazon.com

Three years ago, my heroine and hero, Sidney Davenport and Captain Waterhouse, hit the book shelves. No matter what genre you prefer, you'll find The Guardian's Wildchild a thrilling story.

What makes The Guardian's Wildchild different? 

My criteria for writing a top quality story is the following.
  • You will remember the characters long after reading the last page.
  • My novels can be enjoyed by both adult women AND men.
  • I guarantee happy endings BUT some good guys/gals may not survive.
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  • Themes are those with which the reader can identify with (loyalty, family, trust, sacrifice)
  • I love putting the reader in unique settings. The Guardian's Wildchild took place on a naval ship.
Sidney Davenport
Readers who enjoy adult mystery / romance will discover a unique dimension to my novels. There are stories within the central plot. The characters are hugely diverse and in stark contrast to each other. For example, Sidney Davenport is a rebel. She finds rules too confining and restricts her sense of adventure. However, she is a responsible adult and cares deeply for her Guardian people, especially her mentor who guides her development of supernatural powers.

Sam, walking on the edge, ready to dance with the devil if that what it takes to get his sons back. Sam, walking on the edge, ready to dance with the devil if that what it takes to get his sons back.[/caption] When she is confronted by Captain Waterhouse, she discovers he is a rule book toting officer. He lives rigidly according to the officer's code of conduct. She begins to discover that aside from his strict and domineering control over her, she finds safety and dependability, trust. He discovers in Sidney as sense of play, of looking at his troubles from outside the box, a world of possibilities.

The question is how much and what are they willing to give up to survive.

Synopsis
Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.

Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.

A few Reviews:
on July 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's hard to surprise an old dog like, but every now and again....So I saw this on my wife and I's kindle and started reading - and couldn't stop. I've never read the games, and never much been into of any near-future stuff to be honest, but if it's anywhere near as good as this, I'll have to check it out. Ms. Stone is a hell of a writer; this work was bare-knuckle raw, and the end ... well endings are something I normally see a mile or so off, but not this time.

on February 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Guardian's Wild Child is a paranormal romance with so much more. It combines positive messages about love, compassion, and courage with adventure, espionage, and plot twists that kept me guessing right until the very end.The backdrop was quite different than the romance stories I am used to reading.
A rigid and orderly navy ship seems at first to be an odd place for two people to fall in love, especially when one is the other's prisoner. But as the story goes on the ship seems to soften into something beautiful and now I can't imagine the story taking place anywhere else. The contrast between a strict Captain Waterhouse and Wild Child Sidney was a lot of fun to read and I loved watching as Sam gradually came out of his shell.

One of my very favourite things about this book was that it not only had a great strong female lead but a strong male lead too. In so many stories that have a paranormal romance one of the characters is considerably weaker than the other and always in need of rescue.

It was so refreshing to read about two people who were both strong in their own right and more than capable of going up against truly formidable villains. Sidney and Sam can both stand on their own as heroes, but of course they are much stronger together!The Guardian's Wild Child is thought provoking and very different from any book I've read before.

The Book Trailer:

The Guardian's Wildchild is listed with Simon and Schuster 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

$10 Amazon Gift Card: Stuck in a Good Book Blog Hop

Celebrating Amazing Books
with I Am A Reader and Stuck in a Good Book

Feather Stone is offering a $10 Amazon Gift Card in the Rafflecopter below

September 20 - 25, 2014






I don't keep books on my shelves unless 
they've pushed ALL my buttons. 

Left for Dead
will be on my book shelf till I'm dead and buried.

Are you thirsting for a story that keeps you riveted in your seat? An honest to goodness thriller about survival? Mountain climbing, personal demons, moral choices?

Left For Dead has all those elements. Furthermore, IT IS A TRUE STORY. Yes, this is a fantastic, non-fiction book written by Dr. Beck Weathers and Stephen Michaud.  

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest


“I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling — quite literally a dead man walking — into camp and the shaky start of my return to life....”

In 1996 Beck Weathers and a climbing team pushed toward the summit of Mount Everest. Then a storm exploded on the mountain, ripping the team to shreds, forcing brave men to scratch and crawl for their lives. Rescuers who reached Weathers saw that he was dying, and left him.

Twelve hours later, the inexplicable occurred. Weathers appeared, blinded, gloveless, caked with ice — coming down the mountain as a “dead man walking.”

In this powerful memoir, Weather describes not only his escape from hypothermia and the murderous storm that killed nine climbers; he describes another journey, a life’s journey. This is the story of a man’s route to a dangerous sport and a fateful expedition, as well as the road of recovery he has traveled since.

In Left for Dead, we are witness to survival in the face of certain death, the reclaiming of a family and a life, and the most remarkable adventure of all: what we can do when we’re offered a second chance.(less)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

$229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader

When I discovered Kathy's blog, I Am A Reader, I was thrilled to find a blog that was family friendly and offered so many opportunities for both authors and readers. Authors - for promotional opportunities; and for readers to discover authors, bloggers, and books.

I write novels which are predominantly adult, but the average mature teen can enjoy, and parents will feel secure their 'baby' isn't going to have nightmares. Frankly, I don't see the need to have explicit sexual scenes / language in novels for the vast majority of readers. An intense plot and fascinating characters, precise editing, swift flow of the story line, are the characteristics of a superbly written novel that all readers appreciate.

If you a reader who loves strong female and male characters (main and supporting cast), murder mystery, romance and the paranormal (supernatural), have a look at my novel

The Guardian's Wildchild

 at Amazon. It will be on sale during my publication anniversary celebration: 
$.99 from September 26 to October 25th.

Here is your opportunity 
to put your name in the Rafflecopter below
to win - WIN BIG!


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It’s time for the next $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.
We are giving away 2 great prizes both valued at $229.
Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!
 
The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below.
The 2nd is available only to those share this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX 7", Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only) The price of this Kindle recently dropped to $199. The winner will still receive a prize valued at $229.
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Giveaway here: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only), $229 Amazon.com Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 10/27/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received d
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