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Happy Halloween! - E-book Freebie Friday

Happy Halloween fellow bookworms!
Hope all of you are having a fun and frightful holiday. Just remember to also stay safe as well. Don't forget the candy apples and popcorn balls!

For the marathon of spooky featured books today's final book is *drum roll* Mayhem in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon. It is a cozy mysteries book that is around 186 pages long, so it's also short enough for those readers who just can't seem to stay still for a War and Peace length book! Download a copy of Mayhem in Christmas River from Amazon.com here.









Synopsis: It's July in Christmas River, and the temperature isn't the only thing flaring out of control.

After a fire destroys her best friend's ornament shop, pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters soon discovers that the blaze was no accident.

Just days before the annual Christmas River in July Parade and Play, it becomes clear that a maniac is roaming the tourist-packed streets of Christmas River.

And he's got a flair for the dramatic.

Will Cinnamon and her sheriff's deputy boyfriend find out who's behind the blaze before the rest of the town goes up in flames?
 
 

Interview With S.E. Smith

Allow me to introduce a wonderful author, who is also a special surprise for Insomnia Book Club. The very talented and well known author S.E. Smith! If you haven't heard of her and enjoy sci-fi, paranormal, and or time travel books with romance then be sure to check her out! She has many series to select and choose from.

Now, pull up a chair with your drink of preference as we enter Mrs. Smith's world.

Insomnia Book Club (I.B.C): Being one of my personal favorite sc-fi romance authors, this is such a thrill getting to interview you for Insomnia Book Club! Thanks for taking the time out to do this.
Smith: Thank you for the invite, Amaya! I truly appreciate being asked to participate. Hi everyone in the Insomnia Book Club!! (Waving)


I.B.C: Merrick's Maiden from your Cosmos' Gateway series is due out in December of this year. You also have a few other books due to come out in 2015. How do you manage your time with writing so many book series?
Smith: It isn't easy. It will be even more challenging as I write more series. The biggest thing I do is write for the love of writing and listening to the characters when they say, 'me next'. I do have to balance my family life with writing though. Since I've started writing full time, I've found it even more difficult to make a schedule. It is a continued work in progress.


I.B.C: Out of all of the book series that you have written which one would you say is your pride and joy?
Smith: It is hard to say one specific book, they each have a special place. Out of all of them, I think Gracie's Touch has a special pride and joy. Her story is different, but it is the strength in her.


Short Story Sunday

Happy Short Story Sunday, Readers!

The novella being featured on this Short Story Sunday is The Watcher In the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. It can be purchased from Barnes & Noble here and Amazon.com here.



Synopsis: It was an unforgettable summer....
When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.

As strange lights shine through the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's younger brother dreams of a dark creature hidden deep in the forest. And when a young girl is found murdered, her body at the end of a path torn through the woods by a monstrous, inhuman force, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed on the inhabitants of Cape House? Together, they'll have to survive the most terrifying summer of their lives, as they try to piece together the many mysteries and secrets hidden in a town torn apart by tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lights and shadows.
        
 

E-book Freebie Friday

If you're into urban fantasy or the supernatural genre in general then you might want to check out this e-book freebie: Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford. It is the first book of a trilogy called Rhyn Trilogy. This e-book might also be good for those who prefer the shorter stories since it is only about 218 pages long. Download it from Barnes & Noble here and Amazon.com here.








Synopsis: Katie didn't send her boyfriend to Hell, but she's going there to bust him out! Katie thinks she’s going crazy when a baby angel and death’s personal assistant appear on her doorstep. Both claim she’s destined for something great. If she can survive, that is. She’s drawn into a world filled with immortals like Rhyn, an outcast who claims her as his mate in a show of defiance to his brothers. Katie rescues Rhyn from Hell, and he discovers fast just how special his little human is. With Death counting his days on one hand, Rhyn must learn to love, before his own time is up and Katie becomes the first human casualty in the brewing war between immortals. Will the love between a gifted young woman and an immortal outcast save the world-- or destroy it?

Appreciate Readers and Nonreaders Alike

It has come to my attention more and more that a lot of people who love to read look down upon those who dislike reading in general or dislike reading as much as they do. I am only saying this because it is important and needs to be said. Whether you enjoy to read or not it does not nor will it ever make you a bad person. Thinking badly of a person just because they don't share the same enjoyment of reading that you do is the same thing as another person thinking badly of you just because you do read. Please remember that reading does not make anyone better than anyone else. For some reading may be a part of them while for others something else may be a part of them. Hurting someone due to their dislike of reading is wrong and hurtful. Before reading became a "trend" there were plenty of people that made fun of others for reading. Don't become that type of person. What truly matters is a person's heart, not what one of their hobbies are. If you are one of those people who do think badly of others for not taking the same enjoyment that you do in books then please take the time to think about this post. What you do is your own choice. All that I ask is that you at least think about it. There is always time to change your thoughts on something if you choose to do so. Again, it is your choice.

Take care, Bookworms, and as always Happy Reading!


Final Book In House of Night Series Released

Reedemed by P.C. Cast was finally released this month on October 14th. It is the last and final book in the House of Night series, which many readers of this series are rejoicing for. Some fans from the beginning of the series quit reading it due to it dragging on for so long. I am definitely not an exception to that. I read up to the 9th book in series before giving up and quitting on it. As much as I disliked the way things were moving along it does make me curious of the last book to see how things finally come to an end.

So, House of Night fans, what are your thoughts on Reedemed, the 12th and final book in the House of Night series? Are you rejoicing for the conclusion of it or does the finality of it make you sad to see it all come to an end? Questions that have yet to be answered and decisions of the heart are all suppose to be finalized in Reedemed.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - E-book Proceeds

Hey Readers,

As most of you already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am a part of The D.I.R.E Operatives group on FaceBook.com, and through the group I found out about an author battling breast cancer at the moment. For an entire month the proceeds of the e-book Last Hero Standing will go towards author Pamela Clare's medical care fund. The e-book is only .99 cents and can be purchased from Barnes & Noble here and Amazon here.

On behalf of Insomnia Book Club, we wish you the best of luck and send you prayers in your fight, Mrs. Clare! Keep staying strong!

Another shoutout goes to a friend, though she doesn't have breast cancer she still has her own battle to fight. You can do it, Carlena!



E-book Freebie Friday

Hey Bookworms,

Here's a spooky treat for you on E-book Freebie Friday. The featured e-book for today is Papap's Teeth by Danielle DeVor. While this freebie is very short it does sound like it has an interesting plot indeed. The e-book is about 18 pages in length. Grab it from Amazon here. Comment below and let us know what you think!








Synopsis: Sara has a grandfather who has a rather odd obsession. Every time she sees him, he pulls a small wooden box out of his pocket, stares at it for a moment, then puts it back. It isn’t something he forgets to do- more like compelled.

One day, Sara is left with her grandfather while her parents go on a business trip. The box is nowhere to be seen until Sara gets ready for bed. The box is on the nightstand. Her curiosity is too much for her. What is inside the box will change her life forever.

J.R. Ward Interview On HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com

For all of the J.R. Ward fans out there, HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com interviewed J.R. Ward on her book Immortal from her Fallen Angels series not that long ago. Immortal is the last and final book in the series. Take a look at the interview here. If any of you have read this series, what are your thoughts on it? Do you think Immortal will or did end the series on a good note?








 Synopsis: From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that “changed the face of paranormal romance” (Suit101.com) comes to an epic close as mankind’s reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet...


Immortal by J.R. Ward can be purchased online from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.



P.S. Be on the look out for J.R. Ward's new and upcoming book series, The Bourbon Kings! According to GoodReads.com it will be out July 28th, 2015 but sometimes the dates on there can be off for books that haven't been released yet. When there is a confirmation Insomnia Book Club will be sure to let you know!


Reverb E-book Giveaway

Good news, Bookworms!

Some of you might remember a post from Insomnia Book Club's old blog in September about an e-book giveaway for Reverb by J. Cafesin. The giveaway was such a hit that the author is being kind enough in doing another e-book give away once again! Without further ado, the e-book can be found to download for free from Amazon.com here today and tomorrow, October 16th, only.

Short Story Sunday

It's that time again and we're 3 Sundays away from Halloween. For the rest of the Halloween month, otherwise known as October, each featured novella for Short Story Sunday will be on the spookier side of things.

Today's featured novella is Fifty Rent, also known as Mercy, by Cassidy Raindance. It can be purchased here from Amazon.com. Did you read Rent Fifty/Mercy? What are your thoughts on it?



Synopsis: Aldrich lives in poverty supporting his wife and their young boy. Their lives change dramatically when greed knocks on their door and gives him an impossible task. He is running out of options and the stakes are high. What would you do for your family? What would you do when your only option threatens to rip your family to pieces?

This short story is a prequel to the novel "Bloodrose" by Cassidy Raindance.
 
       

E-book Freebie Friday

Welcome to E-book Freebie Friday! Starting today and every Friday after a new weekly e-book freebie will be featured.

Today's e-book freebie is The Kingdom Series Collection: Books 1 - 3 by Marie Hall. It can be downloaded from Barnes & Noble here and also from Amazon here. It is roughly 307 pages with all three e-books combined. Don't forget to let us know what you think of this freebie in the comments below! Happy reading!








Synopsis: The first three kingdom books, all together in one collection. Included deleted bonus scenes and Alice Hu's Red Queen's Revenge cupcake recipe!

 

Her Mad Hatter:

Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate--and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys--throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.

The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice. 



Gerard's Beauty:

A not so classic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the villain... Betty Hart has had it with men. Jilted in love, her life now consists of shelving books by day, watching too much Anime by night, and occasionally dressing up like a superhero on the weekends with her fellow ?Bleeding Heart? nerds. Men are not welcome and very much unwanted. Especially the sexy Frenchman who saunters into her library reeking of alcohol and looking like he went one too many rounds in the ring.

Gerard Caron is in trouble. Again. Caught with his pants down (literally) he?s forced to seek asylum on Earth while his fairy godmother tries to keep Prince Charming from going all ?Off with his head?. Maybe, messing around with the King?s daughter hadn?t been such a great idea after all, not that Gerard knew the silly redhead was a princess. But his fairy godmother knows the only way to save his life is to finally pair Gerard with his perfect mate, whether he?s willing or not.

From the moment Gerard lays eyes on the nerdy librarian he knows he must have her, but Betty is unlike any woman he?s ever known. He thought Betty would come as willingly to his bed as every other woman before her, but she is a woman who demands respect and even? horror of all horrors? love. Is it possible for a self-proclaimed Casanova to change his ways? 



Red and Her Wolf
:

Long ago there lived a beautiful child. Her name was Violet. Fair of skin, with blonde hair and large blue eyes. Born of wild magic, she was a woman with a child?s heart. Innocent and lovely, but not at all what she seemed--you see Violet went by another name: The Heartsong.
She was the child of fairy magic, the physical manifestation of all fae kinds unbridled power. Cosseted and pampered, she grew up in isolation, never knowing who she really was, or why there were those who?d seek to harm her.

Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan is a wolf with a problem. He?s been sent to kill the Heartsong, but the moment he lays eyes on the blonde beauty he knows he?ll defy the evil fae he works for to claim Violet as his own.

Short Story Sunday

Happy Short Story Sunday, bookworms!

Vampires? Check. Demons? Check. Witches? Check. Today's featured novella is Sacrifice Me: The Demon by Sarra Cannon. An extra perk to this featured novella for Short Story Sunday is that it is currently available for free to download as an e-book from Amazon's website and Barnes & Noble's website. Pop in on the discussion about this e-book on the forum here or comment below with your thoughts on it.



Synopsis: On her twenty-first birthday, Franki Smith receives a dozen black roses and an unsigned invitation to a nightclub that doesn't seem to exist. The dark gift haunts her because of two handwritten words near the top. Little Bird. Her mother's nickname for her.

Only, Franki's mother disappeared from her life without a trace exactly three years ago to the day.

Who sent the mysterious invitation? Franki's need to answer this question will lead her to the doorway of a strange and dangerous new world. A world her mother went to great lengths to keep hidden.

A world someone desperately wants Franki to discover.


Guest Book Reviewers, Guest Bloggers, and Forum Members Wanted

Hey Bookworms,

If you or anyone that you know would be interested in doing a Guest Book Review, Guest Blog Post, or becoming a Forum Member contact Insomnia Book Club at: IBClub@outlook.com . Forum members are currently needed to kick off the new forum for Insomnia Book Club.


Book Reviewer Rules:

1. Book reviews can be done on any book of your choosing.

2. No intentional racism or flaming another person in a harmful way.

3.  Linkbacks are allowed to your website, forum or blog. Adult content and offensive website linkbacks are not allowed.


Guest Blogger Rules:

1. Blog posts can be anything related to books and or reading, new and upcoming movies, television shows, and food.

2. No intentional racism or flaming another person in a harmful way.

3. Linkbacks are allowed to your website, forum or blog. Adult content and offensive website linkbacks are not allowed.


Forum Member Rules:

1. Must contribute to the forum at least a few times a week, creating new topics or replying to current topic posts.

2. If you contribute to the forum for at least two weeks then you can choose to have your website, forum, blog or GoodReads.com group to be featured either on Insomnia Book Club's website or blog for a month. Adult content and offensive websites not allowed.


Book Reviews

The past book reviews that have been done by Insomnia Book Club aren't formatted properly for the blog. In light of that please use the following links to check out the past book reviews:


Riding Red by Amos Cassidy

The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

October's Books of the Month

October's books of the month are Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter and The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Send in your confessions to IBClub@outlook.com and or join in the discussions on the forum here.

While September has already passed on by, feel free to join in on the discussion or send in your confessions on September's books of the month. September's books of the month were Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon and The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost. There has been lots of debate amongst people on both of these books.

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

Past Short Story Sundays



To view books from past Short Story Sundays click here.

The novellas in Short Story Sunday vary in genre. If you would like to suggest a novella to be featured in one of the Short Story Sundays feel free to comment or send an e-mail to IBClub@outlook.com .

Happy Reading, Bookworms!



 

Past Author Interviews

Here are the past author interviews since switching over to our new blog home at Blogger.com/Blogspot.com....




Welcome to the new blog home spot for Insomnia Book Club! Our original location was on Tumblr.com but Blogger.com seems to work out much better for the blog.

For those of you that are new to Insomnia Book Club, book lovers of all genres are welcome to join. Whether you're a night owl with reading or not feel free to venture into I.B.C. Our features include author interviews, short story sundays, books of the month, etc. All of these topics and many more, both books related and non-books related, can be discussed on the forum here.

There are two books of the month and while it is encouraged to read at least one of them reading the books of the month is always optional, never forced.

Insomnia Book Club's (or I.B.C) forum is a recent addition. If you or anyone else you know likes to read then please drop by for a visit.


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