Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas eBook Sale 2013

December 20, 2013 - January 3, 2014.


Enjoy discounts off our titles during our Christmas eBook Sale.


Most ebooks are $0.99 or $1.99 US during this sale.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Giveaways

This Christmas we've decided to do things a bit differently from previous years. Instead of only 25 days of contests and discounts, we're holding various events from December 1st to January 3rd

Okay, so we can't count, but we believe readers deserve to be rewarded!

So here's what we have planned:

1. Giveaways  We'll be awarding random ebook prizes to those who leave comments on our Facebook page between December 1-25, 2013.

2. eBook Sale (link will be live on Dec. 20th)  This year's sale will be held December 20-January 3rd, so load up your ereaders (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc.) before Christmas and after! Most of our ebooks will be on sale for $0.99 or $1.99. You can also use our sale for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers--just print out the receipt from Amazon and gift it to your loved one. They'll also get an email from Amazon.

3. Rafflecopter – Share the Imajin Books Buzz! Prize: Kindle Fire HD or Kobo equivalent, (2) $50 Amazon gift cards – December 1-25. To enter, visit our contest widget below or on our FB page. You can enter multiple times a day.

4. Twitter Party – Meet our authors! Ask them questions! Win random prizes! Follow and use hashtag #ImajinAuthors to join our Twitter Party on December 14 & 15 from 3-8 PM MT (5-10 PM ET).

Imajin Books and our authors wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and we thank you for reading our books! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Hazardous Unions by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery FREE November 20-22

Hazardous Unions: Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery

Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…
After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the southern states secede, the twins are separated, and they find themselves on opposite sides of America’s bloodiest war.
In the south, Maggie travels with the Hamiltons to Bellevue, a plantation in west Tennessee. When Major Hamilton is captured, it is up to Maggie to hold things together and deal with the Union cavalry troop that winters at Bellevue. Racism, politics and a matchmaking stepmother test Maggie’s resourcefulness as she fights for Bellevue, a wounded Confederate officer and the affections of the Union commander.
In the north, Matty discovers an incriminating letter in General Worthington’s office, and soon she is on the run. With no one to turn to for help, she drugs the wealthy Colonel Cole Black and marries him, in hopes of getting the letter to his father, the governor of Michigan. But Cole is not happy about being married, and Matty’s life becomes all about survival.
Two unforgettable stories of courage, strength and honor.
Book Details:
KINDLE EDITION FREE NOVEMBER 20-22
Editorial Reviews:
"Maggie and Matty Becker will enchant you as they struggle for respect, survival, and love in the Civil War’s troubled time. You’ll sigh with pleasure as you finish each story." —Caroline Clemmons, author ofBluebonnet Bride
"Two very talented authors, Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery, teamed up to write Hazardous Union; Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas. It is the story of twin sisters, Matty and Maggie Becker who are separated at the beginning of the Civil War….One major thing ties them to each other—their upbringing by loving and wise parents. As their stories unfold, they are both able to make a difference in the lives of the people they hold dear. They each solve a different mystery and, at the same time, fall in love. They also witness a form of racism within each of the families, reflecting the mores of the north and the south. The characters and the times are well depicted in this short novel. I highly recommend this novel to Civil War enthusiasts and readers who enjoy a well-written historical romance. If you like intrigue, mystery and romance, this book is for you. It will hold your attention and is a quick read that you won’t be able to put down." —Katherine Boyer, Tear a Page Blog
"Double your reading pleasure with twin passions—two novellas featuring twins Maggie and Matty, and heroes who’ll steal your heart. Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery penned stories that play on your senses like a sonata. A must read!" —Jacquie Rogers, award-winning author ofMuch Ado About Madams
"Hazardous Unions are twin stories about the adventures of two sisters during the Civil War and the dilemmas they get themselves into. Maggie's story, written by Alison Bruce, tells the tale of a Northern young woman who accepts a job as housekeeper to a Southern family…A wonderfully entertaining and well written novella, with engaging characters and appropriate language for the era. Ms. Bruce knows her history. I will be eager to read more of her work. Mattie, by Kat Flannery, is equally delightful. Unlike her sister, Mattie stays in the North working for a Union General…Even in the midst of war and danger and death, love will have its way, as it does with Maggie and Matty." —Charlene Raddon, author of To Have and to Hold
Available at:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stairway to Awesomeness by Comic Strip Mama FREE OCTOBER 23-25

Stairway to Awesomeness!: 30 Fundamental Steps to Living a Life of Awesomeness! by Comic Strip Mama

  
AWESOMENESS—Only YOU can choose to make the climb!
Being a happy, positive person and living a life of awesomeness is a choice. In the face of adversity, it isn’t always easy to make, but it is a necessary choice if you want to live life to the absolute fullest.
Written and illustrated with infinite wisdom and an original comic twist,Stairway to Awesomeness is the ultimate 30-step self-improvement guide that will make you want to change your life forever and encourage others to do the same. 
Comic Strip Mama cartoonist and writer, Tanya Masse, shares her tragedy-to-triumph life story with the world and proves that no matter what adversity you are faced with, as long as you have a shred of sanity left, you CAN rise above and BE AWESOME!
Comic Strip Mama shows you how to:
·         CHANGE your way of thinking about certain things you have been conditioned to believe
·         STOP taking life SO SERIOUSLY
·         Focus on the POSITIVE lessons
·         Recognize the BLESSINGS
·         Find the HUMOR in everything. Yes, even tragic things!
    Now make your choice, and start climbing the Stairway to Awesomeness
    Book Details:
    FREE KINDLE EDITION OCTOBER 23-25
    Editorial Reviews:
    "I just finished reading Stairway to Awesomeness and Comic Strip Mama has opened my heart and my eyes to a brand new way of looking at life! She is absolutely right when she says, life is too short, to take things way too seriously! I believe that if everyone practiced the simple steps outlined in her book, this world would be a brighter place! Her spirit shines through even during her darkest moments. She has inspired me to start embracing all that is good in this world and to find the joy in everyday life even when it seems like the impossible! I will no longer settle for anything less than a life filled with awesomeness!!! Thank you, Comic Strip Mama, for showing us that with a little bit of effort, it can be done! You are a wonderful teacher and inspiration to us all!" —Carolyn Coppola, author of Minivans, Meltdowns & Merlot
    "Stairway to Awesomeness is like having a witty, wise aunt there for you during the bumpy times in life, who wipes away tears while serving a cup of hot cocoa and making you laugh so hard your sides hurt. Comic Strip Mama uses humor to point out some of the most common mistakes people make in the way we view the world any time we think, "My personality is me and my attitude depends on you." This is the perfect book for every parent to keep in their own time-out room...to flip through, find any one of a number of sanity-saving illustrations, and regain a grip on setting a better example than the previous generation. Highly recommended!" —Cynthia Sue Larson, bestselling author ofReality Shifts
    "Stairway to Awesomeness by Tanya Masse is an inspiring, motivating and enjoyable read. Its premise is that anyone, with the right attitude, can not only overcome any challenge that life throws at them, but can thrive through adversity. Tanya uses her own life as an example of awesomeness in action as she takes readers through her early years that were rife with tragedy. Any one event from those times could have turned her into a bitter, angry person but her sense of positivity kept her moving forward until the day she realized that she could shape her own destiny through the choices and attitudes she adopts. Tanya, also known as 'Comic Strip Mama,' uses life stories, self-reflection, honesty, and humorous cartoons to illustrate her position that life is (dare I say it?) awesome. Her subject matter could easily devolve into platitudes, but Tanya is much better than that. She accepts – and recommends that readers accept – that no one is 'perfect' and that trying to be so simply sets oneself up for failure and misery. Rather, she recommends that we stop trying so hard all the time, that we laugh as much as possible (even at ourselves), that we live our lives with the understanding that what goes around comes around (karma), and that we trade in a sense of entitlement for a sense of gratitude. Stairway to Awesomeness will make you smile and laugh as you meet yourself in its pages. A kinder, gentler you, perhaps, but the “you” you should really allow yourself to be." —Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan, author of The Complication of Sisters
    "What a zany, quirky, addictive go-to book. I really enjoyed reading this. Best of luck, Tanya, on this novel approach to happiness." —Dr. Neal Houston, The Life Therapy Group
    "Life changing. Truly. Tanya uses her naked candor and refreshing humor to relay her tried-and-true life lessons in an entertaining and inspiring way. Her shocking, yet somehow relatable, life story proves that if she has figured out a way to be happy, the rest of us don’t really have an excuse. Here’s to awesomeness!" —Nicole Coon, Rachel Morrow and Jennifer Quinn, authors of  Not Your Ordinary Parenting Book: Newborn Edition: 101 Tricks That Take the Guesswork out of Parenting
    Available at:

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Lucky Phoo by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon FREE October 22/23

    Lucky Phoo by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon

    When luck and the magic of friendship combine, anything is possible…
    Seventh graders Caylie Jiang-Kahn, Lauren Blindell and Sabrina Robinson are making a movie about their friendship when a dirty stray dog shows up and ruins the day. In frustration, Lauren mutters, “Oh phooey,” which leads to the girls naming the dog “Phoo.”
    When Phoo is caught and taken to the animal shelter, the girls agree to foster him until he can be adopted. They immediately notice something strange. Every time the dog is around, lucky things seem to happen. The moment he’s gone, the luck disappears.
    What happens when they all need the dog’s magic at the same time? It’s up to Caylie, Lauren and Sabrina to decide once and for all: Is Phoo truly a lucky dog?
    Book Details:
    FREE KINDLE EDITION OCTOBER 22/23
    Editorial Reviews:
    “With punchy dialogue and a fast moving pace, LUCKY PHOO takes readers on a wild adventure as three friends try to share fostering duties of a lovable stray dog.” —Marianne Mitchell, author of FIREBUG
    “Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon are two very best friends who write books together, which is very lucky for their readers. You’ll want to share LUCKY PHOO with all your friends, too!” —Jennifer J. Stewart, award-winning author of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A THIRD WORLD KIND
    “LUCKY PHOO is a great story about friendship, love and responsibility—Phoo, the lucky dog who wanders into Sabrina’s, Caylie’s and Lauren’s world is indeed  lucky—although maybe not as lucky as these girls whose life he changes. Okay, full disclosure: I LOVE good, strong, dog stories—Lucky Phoo is precisely one of those!” —Terry Trueman, award-winning author of STUCK IN NEUTRAL
    Available at:

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Sweet Karoline by Catherine Astolfo FREE October 9-11

    Sweet Karoline by Catherine Astolfo

    If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth?
    Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline's mysterious death than meets the eye?
    Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth?
    Book Details:
    FREE KINDLE EDITION OCTOBER 9-11
    Editorial Reviews:
    "A deliciously vibrant portrait that realistically muddles good and evil." Kirkus Reviews
    "Astolfo's wonderful first sentence in Sweet Karoline explodes on the page and resonates right to the end of this twisting examination of dangerous minds. Never have I encountered a narrative voice that alternates more deftly between alienating and enticing." —Mel Bradshaw, author of Fire On The Runway
    "A deliciously twisted story about the perplexing power of adult female relationships. By turns scathingly funny and darkly insightful, Sweet Karoline is a hedonistic journey with all the right ingredients: lust, betrayal, true love and mystery. Grab a glass of wine and have the bottle handy. A compelling read from the start through to the surprising end." —Robin Spano, author of Death's Last Run
    "In Catherine Astolfo's chilling new novel Sweet Karoline, things aren't always as they seem. Anne, the multifaceted anti-heroine in this noir tale takes a fateful journey into her forgotten past, uncovering the painful roots of her childhood. While furrowing for answers, a mystery unfolds, truths swirl to the surface, a heinous murder occurs. Who's the killer? Caught in a tangled web of greed, lies and deceit Anne must come to terms with her past, present and future, and the bleak realization that those we hold close may be the last ones to trust. Compelling, visually descriptive, deftly delivered…Catherine Astolfo's got the goods!" —Douglas Wickard, author of A Perfect Husband
    "Sweet Karoline is a multi-layered mystery, where nothing is as it seems. The story grips you on page one and leads you through a maze of history, twisted relationships, and ultimately the darkness of the human mind." —Liz Bugg, author of Oranges and Lemons
    "In Sweet Karoline, Astolfo has created a daring hybrid mystery that combines elements of romance, history, and suspense in a carefully crafted story that keeps you guessing to the very end. Astolfo explores new boundaries as she extends her reach beyond the cozy mystery in this psychological exploration of the mind of a killer. A unique exploration of guilt and revenge." —Michael J. McCann, author of The Fregoli Delusion
    Available at:

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Devolution by Peter Clenott FREE October 1-3

    Devolution by Peter Clenott

    What does it truly mean to be ‘Human’?
    Chiku Flynn wasn’t raised to be human. Born in the Congolese rainforest, she spends her first eleven years as part of an experiment. For her, the aboriginal—the primitive—is ‘normal.’
    Just after her eleventh birthday, Chiku witnesses the horrifying death of her mother, and her father sends her ‘home’ to the United States, to a normal teenager’s life. But she can’t adapt. She is the proverbial wild child—obstinate and defiant.
    When her father disappears, sixteen-year-old Chiku heads back to the primordial jungle, where she uncovers her own dark past and puts to use her greatest skill: she can communicate via sign language with the wild chimpanzees of Chimp Island.
    But there is turmoil in the rainforest—civil war, environmental upheaval…and murder. The lives of the chimps and the safety of the people she loves depend upon one teenaged girl who refuses to be messed with—Chiku Flynn.
    Book Details:
    FREE KINDLE EDITION - OCTOBER 1-3
    Editorial Reviews:
    "Peter Clenott's story of a troubled teen searching for her father in the African jungle skillfully combines the breakneck pace of a thriller with the emotional tug of a coming of age novel while providing a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between people and chimpanzees that will leave readers questioning which species is more humane. A thought-provoking read." —Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Behind the Shattered Glass
    "Devolution is an enthralling, action-packed and fast-paced jungle thriller from beginning to end. The story is set in modern day Africa and is centered on the book's heroine, Chiku, a firecracker of a girl full of energy and spirit. She can also talk to chimpanzees! The backdrops to the story are as old as time itself—war, racism, hunger and greed. Can a strong-willed sixteen-year-old girl and a band of chimpanzees survive in war-torn Africa? Or will death find its way into this strange yet wonderful family! This book is an interesting coming of age tale full of intrigue, wonder, romance and danger. A truly exciting and original read! This is not your grandparent's Tarzan tale!" —Christopher P. Obert, founder of the New England Authors Expo
    "If it takes a bipolar teenager and some chimpanzees to save their piece of the Congo, then Chiku and her primate friends are the ones to do it. Label them superheroes. Peter Clenott has captured diverse characters in a vibrant setting and added snappy dialogue for this unique and interesting novel." —Shirley Ann Howard, author of the Tales series
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    Friday, September 27, 2013

    Pelican Bay by Jesse Giles Christiansen FREE September 27-29

    Pelican Bay by Jesse Giles Christiansen

    Some things are better left alone…
    After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn't listen.
    Ethan's best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.
    Book Details:
    FREE KINDLE EDITION - SEPTEMBER 27-29
    Editorial Reviews:
    “Christiansen offers a tale sure to entrance readers—a story of love and wisdom and the mystery of a forgotten graveyard under the waters ofPELICAN BAY.” —Man Martin, author of Paradise Dogs
    “A riveting read sure to please mystery lovers. Christiansen pulls readers into the world of PELICAN BAY with vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and a tantalizingly mysterious sea captain. A seafaring mystery tinged with Southern Gothic appeal, PELICAN BAY offers a fast-paced story, hooking readers with a mysterious captain, a forgotten graveyard, a series of accidental deaths, and a coastal community with constant storms on the horizon. Dark clouds loom on the horizon in PELICAN BAY and mystery lovers will enjoy the resulting storm.” —Elizabeth Craig, author of Death at a Drop-In
    “With beautiful prose and a fresh voice, Jesse Giles Christiansen’s PELICAN BAY, is a wonderfully written sea-side page turner. Take heed, Christiansen has got serious writing chops.” —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of The Secret Tree
    PELICAN BAY is a story full of suspense and intrigue that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the last word. While the dialogue is distinct, it is the prose that is volatile and sublime in equal measure.” —Jacinta Rao, Howtotellagreatstory.com
    “An old undersea cemetery, a secret love, mystery and intrigue await you in PELICAN BAY. Jesse Giles Christiansen has written a well-crafted story of suspense that will keep you turning pages!” —The Dark Phantom Review
    Available at:

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    Hazardous Unions by Kat Flannery and Alison Bruce ON SALE $0.99

    Hazardous Unions: Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery

    Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…
    After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the southern states secede, the twins are separated, and they find themselves on opposite sides of America’s bloodiest war.
    In the south, Maggie travels with the Hamiltons to Bellevue, a plantation in west Tennessee. When Major Hamilton is captured, it is up to Maggie to hold things together and deal with the Union cavalry troop that winters at Bellevue. Racism, politics and a matchmaking stepmother test Maggie’s resourcefulness as she fights for Bellevue, a wounded Confederate officer and the affections of the Union commander.
    In the north, Matty discovers an incriminating letter in General Worthington’s office, and soon she is on the run. With no one to turn to for help, she drugs the wealthy Colonel Cole Black and marries him, in hopes of getting the letter to his father, the governor of Michigan. But Cole is not happy about being married, and Matty’s life becomes all about survival.
    Two unforgettable stories of courage, strength and honor.
    Book Details:
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-30-8 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; September 7, 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-32-2 (Trade paperback); $12.99 US; September 7, 2013
    Language: English
    Editorial Reviews:
    "Maggie and Matty Becker will enchant you as they struggle for respect, survival, and love in the Civil War’s troubled time. You’ll sigh with pleasure as you finish each story." —Caroline Clemmons, author ofBluebonnet Bride
    "Two very talented authors, Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery, teamed up to write Hazardous Union; Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas. It is the story of twin sisters, Matty and Maggie Becker who are separated at the beginning of the Civil War….One major thing ties them to each other—their upbringing by loving and wise parents. As their stories unfold, they are both able to make a difference in the lives of the people they hold dear. They each solve a different mystery and, at the same time, fall in love. They also witness a form of racism within each of the families, reflecting the mores of the north and the south. The characters and the times are well depicted in this short novel. I highly recommend this novel to Civil War enthusiasts and readers who enjoy a well-written historical romance. If you like intrigue, mystery and romance, this book is for you. It will hold your attention and is a quick read that you won’t be able to put down." —Katherine Boyer, Tear a Page Blog
    "Double your reading pleasure with twin passions—two novellas featuring twins Maggie and Matty, and heroes who’ll steal your heart. Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery penned stories that play on your senses like a sonata. A must read!" —Jacquie Rogers, award-winning author ofMuch Ado About Madams
    "Hazardous Unions are twin stories about the adventures of two sisters during the Civil War and the dilemmas they get themselves into. Maggie's story, written by Alison Bruce, tells the tale of a Northern young woman who accepts a job as housekeeper to a Southern family…A wonderfully entertaining and well written novella, with engaging characters and appropriate language for the era. Ms. Bruce knows her history. I will be eager to read more of her work. Mattie, by Kat Flannery, is equally delightful. Unlike her sister, Mattie stays in the North working for a Union General…Even in the midst of war and danger and death, love will have its way, as it does with Maggie and Matty." —Charlene Raddon, author of To Have and to Hold
    Available at:

    New release: HAZARDOUS UNIONS: Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas

    Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…
    After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the southern states secede, the twins are separated, and they find themselves on opposite sides of America’s bloodiest war.
    In the south, Maggie travels with the Hamiltons to Bellevue, a plantation in west Tennessee. When Major Hamilton is captured, it is up to Maggie to hold things together and deal with the Union cavalry troop that winters at Bellevue. Racism, politics and a matchmaking stepmother test Maggie’s resourcefulness as she fights for Bellevue, a wounded Confederate officer and the affections of the Union commander.
    In the north, Matty discovers an incriminating letter in General Worthington’s office, and soon she is on the run. With no one to turn to for help, she drugs the wealthy Colonel Cole Black and marries him, in hopes of getting the letter to his father, the governor of Michigan. But Cole is not happy about being married, and Matty’s life becomes all about survival.
    Two unforgettable stories of courage, strength and honor.
    Book Details:
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-30-8 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; September 7, 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-32-2 (Trade paperback); $12.99 US; September 7, 2013
    Language: English
    Editorial Reviews:
    "Maggie and Matty Becker will enchant you as they struggle for respect, survival, and love in the Civil War’s troubled time. You’ll sigh with pleasure as you finish each story." —Caroline Clemmons, author of Bluebonnet Bride
    "Two very talented authors, Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery, teamed up to write Hazardous Union; Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas. It is the story of twin sisters, Matty and Maggie Becker who are separated at the beginning of the Civil War….One major thing ties them to each other—their upbringing by loving and wise parents. As their stories unfold, they are both able to make a difference in the lives of the people they hold dear. They each solve a different mystery and, at the same time, fall in love. They also witness a form of racism within each of the families, reflecting the mores of the north and the south. The characters and the times are well depicted in this short novel. I highly recommend this novel to Civil War enthusiasts and readers who enjoy a well-written historical romance. If you like intrigue, mystery and romance, this book is for you. It will hold your attention and is a quick read that you won’t be able to put down." —Katherine Boyer, Tear a Page Blog
    "Double your reading pleasure with twin passions—two novellas featuring twins Maggie and Matty, and heroes who’ll steal your heart. Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery penned stories that play on your senses like a sonata. A must read!" —Jacquie Rogers, award-winning author of Much Ado About Madams
    "Hazardous Unions are twin stories about the adventures of two sisters during the Civil War and the dilemmas they get themselves into. Maggie's story, written by Alison Bruce, tells the tale of a Northern young woman who accepts a job as housekeeper to a Southern family…A wonderfully entertaining and well written novella, with engaging characters and appropriate language for the era. Ms. Bruce knows her history. I will be eager to read more of her work. Mattie, by Kat Flannery, is equally delightful. Unlike her sister, Mattie stays in the North working for a Union General…Even in the midst of war and danger and death, love will have its way, as it does with Maggie and Matty." —Charlene Raddon, author of To Have and to Hold
    Available at:

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    New release: STAIRWAY TO AWESOMENESS by Comic Strip Mama ON SALE $1.99

    Stairway to Awesomeness!: 30 Fundamental Steps to Living a Life of Awesomeness! by Comic Strip Mama

      
    AWESOMENESS—Only YOU can choose to make the climb!
    Being a happy, positive person and living a life of awesomeness is a choice. In the face of adversity, it isn’t always easy to make, but it is a necessary choice if you want to live life to the absolute fullest.
    Written and illustrated with infinite wisdom and an original comic twist,Stairway to Awesomeness is the ultimate 30-step self-improvement guide that will make you want to change your life forever and encourage others to do the same. 
    Comic Strip Mama cartoonist and writer, Tanya Masse, shares her tragedy-to-triumph life story with the world and proves that no matter what adversity you are faced with, as long as you have a shred of sanity left, you CAN rise above and BE AWESOME!
    Comic Strip Mama shows you how to:
    ·         CHANGE your way of thinking about certain things you have been conditioned to believe
    ·         STOP taking life SO SERIOUSLY
    ·         Focus on the POSITIVE lessons
    ·         Recognize the BLESSINGS
    ·         Find the HUMOR in everything. Yes, even tragic things!
      Now make your choice, and start climbing the Stairway to Awesomeness
      Book Details:
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-18-6 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; August 15, 2013
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-19-3 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; August 15, 2013
      Language: English
      Editorial Reviews:
      "I just finished reading Stairway to Awesomeness and Comic Strip Mama has opened my heart and my eyes to a brand new way of looking at life! She is absolutely right when she says, life is too short, to take things way too seriously! I believe that if everyone practiced the simple steps outlined in her book, this world would be a brighter place! Her spirit shines through even during her darkest moments. She has inspired me to start embracing all that is good in this world and to find the joy in everyday life even when it seems like the impossible! I will no longer settle for anything less than a life filled with awesomeness!!! Thank you, Comic Strip Mama, for showing us that with a little bit of effort, it can be done! You are a wonderful teacher and inspiration to us all!" —Carolyn Coppola, author of Minivans, Meltdowns & Merlot
      "Stairway to Awesomeness is like having a witty, wise aunt there for you during the bumpy times in life, who wipes away tears while serving a cup of hot cocoa and making you laugh so hard your sides hurt. Comic Strip Mama uses humor to point out some of the most common mistakes people make in the way we view the world any time we think, "My personality is me and my attitude depends on you." This is the perfect book for every parent to keep in their own time-out room...to flip through, find any one of a number of sanity-saving illustrations, and regain a grip on setting a better example than the previous generation. Highly recommended!" —Cynthia Sue Larson, bestselling author ofReality Shifts
      "Stairway to Awesomeness by Tanya Masse is an inspiring, motivating and enjoyable read. Its premise is that anyone, with the right attitude, can not only overcome any challenge that life throws at them, but can thrive through adversity. Tanya uses her own life as an example of awesomeness in action as she takes readers through her early years that were rife with tragedy. Any one event from those times could have turned her into a bitter, angry person but her sense of positivity kept her moving forward until the day she realized that she could shape her own destiny through the choices and attitudes she adopts. Tanya, also known as 'Comic Strip Mama,' uses life stories, self-reflection, honesty, and humorous cartoons to illustrate her position that life is (dare I say it?) awesome. Her subject matter could easily devolve into platitudes, but Tanya is much better than that. She accepts – and recommends that readers accept – that no one is 'perfect' and that trying to be so simply sets oneself up for failure and misery. Rather, she recommends that we stop trying so hard all the time, that we laugh as much as possible (even at ourselves), that we live our lives with the understanding that what goes around comes around (karma), and that we trade in a sense of entitlement for a sense of gratitude. Stairway to Awesomeness will make you smile and laugh as you meet yourself in its pages. A kinder, gentler you, perhaps, but the “you” you should really allow yourself to be." —Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan, author of The Complication of Sisters
      "What a zany, quirky, addictive go-to book. I really enjoyed reading this. Best of luck, Tanya, on this novel approach to happiness." —Dr. Neal Houston, The Life Therapy Group
      "Life changing. Truly. Tanya uses her naked candor and refreshing humor to relay her tried-and-true life lessons in an entertaining and inspiring way. Her shocking, yet somehow relatable, life story proves that if she has figured out a way to be happy, the rest of us don’t really have an excuse. Here’s to awesomeness!" —Nicole Coon, Rachel Morrow and Jennifer Quinn, authors of  Not Your Ordinary Parenting Book: Newborn Edition: 101 Tricks That Take the Guesswork out of Parenting
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      Saturday, August 3, 2013

      New release: DEVOLUTION by Peter Clenott ON SALE $0.99

      Devolution by Peter Clenott

      What does it truly mean to be ‘Human’?
      Chiku Flynn wasn’t raised to be human. Born in the Congolese rainforest, she spends her first eleven years as part of an experiment. For her, the aboriginal—the primitive—is ‘normal.’
      Just after her eleventh birthday, Chiku witnesses the horrifying death of her mother, and her father sends her ‘home’ to the United States, to a normal teenager’s life. But she can’t adapt. She is the proverbial wild child—obstinate and defiant.
      When her father disappears, sixteen-year-old Chiku heads back to the primordial jungle, where she uncovers her own dark past and puts to use her greatest skill: she can communicate via sign language with the wild chimpanzees of Chimp Island.
      But there is turmoil in the rainforest—civil war, environmental upheaval…and murder. The lives of the chimps and the safety of the people she loves depend upon one teenaged girl who refuses to be messed with—Chiku Flynn.
      Book Details:
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-13-1 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; August 3, 2013
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-14-8 (Trade paperback); $15.99 US; August 3, 2013
      Language: English
      Editorial Reviews:
      "Peter Clenott's story of a troubled teen searching for her father in the African jungle skillfully combines the breakneck pace of a thriller with the emotional tug of a coming of age novel while providing a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between people and chimpanzees that will leave readers questioning which species is more humane. A thought-provoking read." —Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Behind the Shattered Glass
      "Devolution is an enthralling, action-packed and fast-paced jungle thriller from beginning to end. The story is set in modern day Africa and is centered on the book's heroine, Chiku, a firecracker of a girl full of energy and spirit. She can also talk to chimpanzees! The backdrops to the story are as old as time itself—war, racism, hunger and greed. Can a strong-willed sixteen-year-old girl and a band of chimpanzees survive in war-torn Africa? Or will death find its way into this strange yet wonderful family! This book is an interesting coming of age tale full of intrigue, wonder, romance and danger. A truly exciting and original read! This is not your grandparent's Tarzan tale!" —Christopher P. Obert, founder of the New England Authors Expo
      "If it takes a bipolar teenager and some chimpanzees to save their piece of the Congo, then Chiku and her primate friends are the ones to do it. Label them superheroes. Peter Clenott has captured diverse characters in a vibrant setting and added snappy dialogue for this unique and interesting novel." —Shirley Ann Howard, author of the Tales series
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      Thursday, August 1, 2013

      New release: LUCKY PHOO by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon ON SALE: $0.99

      Lucky Phoo by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon

      When luck and the magic of friendship combine, anything is possible…
      Seventh graders Caylie Jiang-Kahn, Lauren Blindell and Sabrina Robinson are making a movie about their friendship when a dirty stray dog shows up and ruins the day. In frustration, Lauren mutters, “Oh phooey,” which leads to the girls naming the dog “Phoo.”
      When Phoo is caught and taken to the animal shelter, the girls agree to foster him until he can be adopted. They immediately notice something strange. Every time the dog is around, lucky things seem to happen. The moment he’s gone, the luck disappears.
      What happens when they all need the dog’s magic at the same time? It’s up to Caylie, Lauren and Sabrina to decide once and for all: Is Phoo truly a lucky dog?
      Book Details:
      ISBN: 978-1-926997-26-1 (Kindle ebook); $2.99 US; August 1, 2013
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-28-5 (Trade paperback); $10.99 US; August 1, 2013
      Language: English
      Editorial Reviews:
      “With punchy dialogue and a fast moving pace, LUCKY PHOO takes readers on a wild adventure as three friends try to share fostering duties of a lovable stray dog.” —Marianne Mitchell, author of FIREBUG
      “Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon are two very best friends who write books together, which is very lucky for their readers. You’ll want to share LUCKY PHOO with all your friends, too!” —Jennifer J. Stewart, award-winning author of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A THIRD WORLD KIND
      “LUCKY PHOO is a great story about friendship, love and responsibility—Phoo, the lucky dog who wanders into Sabrina’s, Caylie’s and Lauren’s world is indeed  lucky—although maybe not as lucky as these girls whose life he changes. Okay, full disclosure: I LOVE good, strong, dog stories—Lucky Phoo is precisely one of those!” —Terry Trueman, award-winning author of STUCK IN NEUTRAL
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      Summer Sizzles with Imajin Books - August 1-31, 2013

      SUMMER SIZZLES WITH IMAJIN BOOKS – August 1-31, 2013
      Great things come in threes this August at Imajin Books, where quality fiction at affordable prices is the name of the game. Join us for our annual summer event where you can meet our authors, discover fresh voices, delve into intriguing stories and enter to win fabulous prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD.

      You’re invited to our:

      1. 'Share the Imajin Books Buzz' contest - Share our events on Twitter and Facebook, and share your pics of our books on your ereaders or you holding one, and receive entries into a draw for a KINDLE FIRE HD with wi-fi! Open to US, Canada and UK residents. Other prizes include three $20 Amazon or Kobo Books gift cards (winner’s choice). Void where prohibited. Draw will take place the first week of September. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form from August 1-31. You can enter daily for more chances to win!

      1. Imajin Books eBook Sale – www.imajinbooks.com/sale – All our ebooks will be priced at $0.99 or $1.99 from August 15-31.

      1. Twitter Party - For two days only, August 9/10, we'll be holding a Twitter Party online and giving away random prizes (ebooks and gift cards from Amazon and Kobo.) Join us by searching for #ImajinAuthors on Twitter. Leave us a question or comment by including #ImajinAuthors in your tweets. The party begins each of the two days at 2:00 PM EDT and goes until 8:00 PM EDT. Our talented authors will drop by when they can during the two days, so you never know who you’re going to meet. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/imajinbooks

      Imajin Books publishes quality fiction (and some non-fiction) beyond your wildest dreams. You can view our Book List here and pick out some great beach reads. And do be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/imajinbooks


      We hope your SUMMER SIZZLES!

      Thursday, July 25, 2013

      Innocent Little Crimes by C.S. Lakin FREE July 25-27

      Innocent Little Crimes by C. S. Lakin

      Six na├»ve guests plus revenge served cold equals a recipe for disaster…
      Lila Carmichael may be a rich and famous comedienne, but she’s hidden her greatest talent from her adoring fans—her ability to simmer, spice and serve a carefully constructed tour de force at a cozy reunion on her private island in the Pacific Northwest.
      Six unsuspecting guests have forgotten the innocent little crimes they committed against poor, gullible Lila fifteen years ago in college. All are teetering on the brink of ruin, hoping the famous Lila will come to their rescue. But their desperation plays them right into her hand.
      One by one, Lila's guests are figuratively killed off in a vicious parlor game called Wolves. And revenge turns bittersweet when the weekend is over…and one guest is dead for real.
      Book Details:
      FREE KINDLE EDITION: JULY 25-27
      Editorial Reviews:
      "Revenge is indeed a dish best served cold in this fast-paced, thrilling story. Lila Carmichael is the Queen of Comedy, a wealthy TV actress with legions of adoring fans, who capitalizes on her less-than-gorgeous looks and snarky sense of humor…But Lila hasn’t forgotten how cruel they were to her when she was a heavy, unhappy preacher’s daughter too naive to know they were using her. And now she’s got them trapped right where she wants them, and she turns them on each other, bringing to light their greed and the dark secrets they’ve been keeping all these years. Before the weekend is over, one of them will end up dead…a page-turning thrill-ride that will have readers holding their breath the whole way through." — Publishers Weekly
      "Take a remote island setting and an ill-fated reunion, throw in a few hot tempers, and a dash of revenge, and you end up with murder...and a puzzle that mystery lovers will relish unraveling. C. S. Lakin delivers readers a real page-turner with "Innocent Little Crimes," an engaging whodunit that pulls readers in from the first page. Who knew reunions could be so deadly?" —Elizabeth Craig, author of Quilt or Innocence
      "This psychological thriller is reminiscent of Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time. The pacing is excellent and keeps you on the edge. Lakin's word pictures are so good you'll think you're watching a movie. This is definitely a novel that needs to be a permanent resident in your collection because you'll want to read it over and over—the greatest compliment any book can ever get." —Ken Farmer, author ofBlack Eagle Force
      "Combine one part Agatha Christie, one part Lord of the Flies and a hefty measure of Roseanne Barr. Blend with strong character development, excellent writing, a solid story and glaze liberally with selfish human nature. Yields one fine serving of Innocent Little Crimes." —Claude Bouchard, bestselling author of Vigilante
      "C. S. Lakin's Innocent Little Crimes will make you think twice before attending your next reunion. Most people stay the same year after year... but some don't." —Kirkus MacGowan, author of The Fall of Billy Hutching
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      Saturday, July 20, 2013

      New Release: PELICAN BAY by Jesse Giles Christiansen on SALE $0.99

      Pelican Bay by Jesse Giles Christiansen

      Some things are better left alone…
      After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn't listen.
      Ethan's best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.
      Book Details:
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-11-7 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; July 20, 2013
      ISBN: 978-1-927792-12-4 (Trade paperback); $13.99 US; July 20, 2013
      Language: English
      Editorial Reviews:
      “Christiansen offers a tale sure to entrance readers—a story of love and wisdom and the mystery of a forgotten graveyard under the waters ofPELICAN BAY.” —Man Martin, author of Paradise Dogs
      “A riveting read sure to please mystery lovers. Christiansen pulls readers into the world of PELICAN BAY with vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and a tantalizingly mysterious sea captain. A seafaring mystery tinged with Southern Gothic appeal, PELICAN BAY offers a fast-paced story, hooking readers with a mysterious captain, a forgotten graveyard, a series of accidental deaths, and a coastal community with constant storms on the horizon. Dark clouds loom on the horizon in PELICAN BAY and mystery lovers will enjoy the resulting storm.” —Elizabeth Craig, author of Death at a Drop-In
      “With beautiful prose and a fresh voice, Jesse Giles Christiansen’s PELICAN BAY, is a wonderfully written sea-side page turner. Take heed, Christiansen has got serious writing chops.” —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of The Secret Tree
      PELICAN BAY is a story full of suspense and intrigue that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the last word. While the dialogue is distinct, it is the prose that is volatile and sublime in equal measure.” —Jacinta Rao, Howtotellagreatstory.com
      “An old undersea cemetery, a secret love, mystery and intrigue await you in PELICAN BAY. Jesse Giles Christiansen has written a well-crafted story of suspense that will keep you turning pages!” —The Dark Phantom Review
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