Insomnia Book Club

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Bookworms (otherwise known as Turkey Day)!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday and keeping their bellies stuffed and full. If any of you plan on going out tonight or tomorrow for Black Friday shopping think of it as a way to help walk off some of the food that was gobbled up today (haha)!

December's Books of the Month

December's books of the month are Holly Lane by Toni Blake and Blood and Mistletoe by E.J. Stevens. Send in your confessions to and or join in the discussions on the forum here.

Also, there are two polls up to vote on which books of the month you plan on reading if any. The web poll can be visited here and the poll for I.B.C can be found here.

Note: If you would like your confessions to remain anonymous be sure to mention it when sending in confessions.

Short Story Sunday

Happy Short Story Sunday! Hope everyone's holidays are going good. Today's novella for Short Story Sunday is Sugar Rush by Belle Aurora. Sugar Rush is the third book in the Friend-Zoned series. You can purchase it from here.

Synopsis: Max Leokov has watched the people around him find love. At one point in life, he not only wanted that, but lived for it. He loved once. He loved with all his heart. His heart broken, he was left to care for his young daughter. He deserves a second chance.

Helena Kovac has spent years studying. She has worked her ass off to get her degree. She doesn't have time for love. Hell, she doesn't have time to mess around, even. Books and work are her life. Everything else comes second.

When Max and Helena join forces to help his daughter, Ceecee, they are shocked at the spark between them. A cynic. A workaholic. When love hits, it hits hard. And sometimes, love hurts.

E-book Freebie Friday

Welcome back to E-book Freebie Friday! The special on today's menu is a contemporary meets historical romance book. Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi is is the first book in the Liberty series. It is around 415 pages long. Grab your copy of this e-book from Barnes & Noble here for $0.99 and here for free.

Synopsis: Petty thief Birdie Kaminsky has arrived in Liberty, Ohio to steal a treasure hidden since the Civil War. She’s in possession of a charming clue passed down in her family for generations: Liberty safeguards the cherished heart.

The beautiful thief wants to go straight. She secretly admires the clue’s author, freedwoman Justice Postell, who rose above the horrors of slavery to build a new life in Ohio. According to family lore, Justice left South Carolina at the dawn of the Civil War. Heavy with child, she carried untold riches on her journey north. As Birdie searches for the treasure, she begins to believe a questionable part of the story: a tale of love between Justice and Lucas Postell, the French plantation owner who was Birdie’s ancestor.

If the stories are true, Justice bore a child with Lucas. Some of those black relatives might still live in town. Birdie can’t help but wonder if she’s found one—Liberty’s feisty matriarch, Theodora Hendricks, who packs a pistol and heartwarming stories about Justice. Birdie doesn’t know that an investigative reporter who has arrived in town will trip her up—as will her conscience when she begins to wonder if it’s possible to start a new life with stolen riches. Yet with each new clue she unearths, Birdie begins to discover a family history more precious than gems, a tradition of love richer than she could imagine.

Agent S5: Jaydan Cover Reveal

Good news D.I.R.E. Agency fans! Recently Joni Hahn, the author of the amazing The D.I.R.E. Agency series, recently did the big cover reveal for the upcoming book Agent S5: Jaydan in the series. Head on over to Mrs. Hahn's website here to for the cover reveal!

Interview With HA Fortman

Please welcome HA Fortman! She is a new sci-fi romance author to the book world. Now is as good a time as any to check out her work since her first book was published this year. Chasing Constellations, the first book of the USG Constellation series, is sure to please those who prefer to read shorter length books such as novellas as well since Chasing Constellations is only around 163 pages long.

Without further ado here is the fresh and new author, Mrs. Fortman, with her answers to our inquisitive questions.

Insomnia Book Club [I.B.C]: Your first book was made available during August of this year. Have the emotions over that died out or do you find yourself still filled with the same emotions over it?

Fortman: My emotions are still all over the place with my first book. It seems surreal to have finally followed my dream and start writing, and each little milestone is a huge success for me, even the negative ones. In fact, just yesterday I was told that I am an international bestseller of Science Fiction Romance on Amazon! I had no idea, and would be completely oblivious had some other author friends not told me!

I.B.C: Chasing Constellations is of the sci-fi romance genre. Would you prefer to continue writing in that genre with possible future books or have you ever thought of writing a different genre of book(s) as well?

Fortman: I have a few plot ideas for some Paranormal books, but they are sitting on the back burner for the time being until I get more of the UGS Constellation books done. So yes, I do plan on writing in some other genres.

I.B.C: What made you decide to start writing Chasing Constellations?

Fortman: I was at a Facebook party where one of my favorite authors (SE Smith) was hosting a one hour block. She was generous enough to post an "Ask me anything" comment. I took the plunge and asked if she had any advice for an aspiring author. She answered with a "talk to me after the hour is up", and then proceeded to not only call me and talk to me about it, but to continue to give help and advice whenever I need it!

E-book Freebie Friday

For those of you who like fairytale themed books you might like today's e-book freebie. Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn is the first book in the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series. It is around 216 pages long. Get your free e-book copy from Barnes & Noble's website here and here.

Synopsis: Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight.

But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is a descendant from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its' next fairy-tale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Sherrilyn Kenyon Book Signing In Tennessee

Great news for Sherrilyn Kenyon fans who live in or around the Nashville, Tennessee area! On Saturday, November 22nd, Sherrilyn Kenyon will be doing a book signing in Brentwood, Tennesse at Barnes & Noble for 2:00 p.m. If you're a fan and are in the area be sure to stop in to get your book signed and don't forget to let us know how your experience was!

Book Signing Location Details:
Barnes & Noble
1701 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone Number: (615) 377-9979

Short Story Sunday

It's finally that time of year again where the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas begin to sprinkle themselves upon people, stores, festivities, etc. Hope everyone had a great Halloween over the weekend! Next up: Thanksgiving !

Onto Short Story Sunday now! Today's featured novella is The Forgers by Bradford Morrow. You can purchase it from Barnes & Noble here and from here. Also, currently has a book giveaway for The Forgers by Bradford Morrow. Visit this page for the book giveaway. Scroll down the page and you will see an "Enter to win" button. Good luck to all who enter!

Synopsis: The rare book world is stunned when a reclusive collector, Adam Diehl, is found on the floor of his Montauk home: hands severed, surrounded by valuable inscribed books and original manuscripts that have been vandalized beyond repair. Adam's sister, Meghan, and her lover, Will-a convicted if unrepentant literary forger-struggle to come to terms with the seemingly incomprehensible murder. But when Will begins receiving threatening handwritten letters, seemingly penned by long-dead authors, but really from someone who knows secrets about Adam's death and Will's past, he understands his own life is also on the line-and attempts to forge a new beginning for himself and Meg. In The Forgers, Morrow reveals the passion that drives collectors to the razor-sharp edge of morality, brilliantly confronting the hubris and mortal danger of rewriting history with a fraudulent pen.