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Fangtastic Fun with Halloween Fantasies by Katie Salidas

Join Katie Salidas, author of the erotic paranormal novella Halloween Pleasures as she virtually tours the blogosphere in October, 2010 on her third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About the Author Author of the hot new Urban Fantasy series, Immortalis, Katie has always had a desire to entertain. Since, early childhood, she's dreamed up fantastical characters and scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking an interest in vampires at an early age, she devoured every book, featuring those mysterious, blood sucking creatures, in any genre she could find. She claims that, of all the monsters out there, vampires had always been the most interesting. It was only natural that a love of reading about vampires, and a love of writing, turned into a desire to write her own stories. A Las Vegas native, having grown up in the famed City of Sin, Katie loves

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things Readers Should Know about The Golden Pathway

About The Golden Pathway High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. Thirteen Things Readers Should Know About The Golden Pathway 1. The title The Golden Pathway was derived from the code word for the Underground Railroad, the golden path to freedom. 2. White folks that did not believe in slavery were called Quakers. 3. People who helped slaves along the Underground Railroad were called “conductors.” 4. Slaves were considered passengers or cargo and where called, “freight” or “packages.” 5. Children can make

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Ni’il the Awakening – author interview – Jame Boyle

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James Boyle has been writing fiction and poetry for most of his life. He was born in North Carolina, but lived in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Washington, before his family settled down in Oregon when he was fifteen. He graduated high school there and received a degree in literature and writing from the University of Oregon. In 2003 he returned to Gold Beach, where he now makes his home. For the past five years, he has been a volunteer organizer for the South Coast Writer's Conference. His debut novel,Ni'il: The Awakening, was an award-winning finalist in both the 2010 Indie Excellence Book Awards and the 2010 International Book Awards, both for horror fiction. You can find James at www.jamesboylewrites.com Excerpt: His mouth was very dry and he stepped into the short line at the student run concession stand.

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Alice I Have Been – author interview – Melanie Benjamin

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Melanie Benjamin, author of Alice I Have Been joins us today as our first author of the new year. Alice I Have Been is a love story and a literary mystery, that brilliantly blends fact and fiction to capture the passionate spirit of a woman who was truly worthy of her fictional alter ego, in a world as captivating as the Wonderland only she could inspire. About the Book: Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole–and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling. But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful? Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife,

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Heart of Diamonds – Author Interview – Dave Donelson

Paperback Writer would like to introduce our author for today, Dave Donelson, author of the romantic thriller, Heart of Diamonds as he virtually tours the blogosphere promoting his book with Pump Up Your Book. For those readers who leave a comment Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dave Donelson’s career as a broadcaster, entrepreneur, and writer has taken him from the jungles of Australia’s Cape York Peninsula to the minarets of Riyadh. He’s climbed the spire of the Empire State Building, floated the Usumacinta River to the Mayan ruins at Piedras Negras in Guatemala, and photographed the tree-climbing lions and mountain gorillas of Uganda. Dave’s inquisitive, active lifestyle finds its way into freelance writing and photographic assignments for magazines

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What’s Wrong With Mormons – Author Interview – B. Jay Gladwell

  Paperback Writer invites you to join B. Jay Gladwell, author of the non-fiction/religious book, What's Wrong With Mormons? (Cold Tree Press, June '08), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in August on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  Jay is her to shine some light on the misinformation that people understand about the Mormon faith. Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy the interview.       About the Book: What’s Wrong Wrong With Mormons? was written as a result of the falsehoods and misinformation that continues to be perpetuated by those who are less than honest. The author, B. Jay Gladwell, invites the reader to come and reason together. Using a conversational style, he discusses the basic doctrines of the restored Gospel, based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible and latter-day scriptures.         Hi, Jay. Welcome to Paperback

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Life After College – Author Interview – ChaChanna Simpson

As a student you have been told what to do your entire life, first by your parents then your teachers, but what happens after the ink on the college diploma is dry? Our guest non-fiction author today, is ChaChanna Simpson and she is here to shed some light on life after college with her latest book, Life After College: What Your Parents and Professors Never Taught You.     About the Book: Don't know what your next step is now that college is over? You’ve been in college for four years and finally it’s time for you to go out on your own into the real world. Now that you've graduated from college or are about to graduate, you are no doubt wondering: "I've graduated from college, now what do I do?" "How do I adjust to moving back home with my family?" "Why is it taking so long for

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Copper Fire – Author Interview – Suzanne Woods Fisher

Paperback Writer is enjoying a visit from Suzanne Woods Fisher author of the historical fiction novel Copper Fire. Suzanne is sharing with us how she came up with the idea for her book and how she develops her characters. ABOUT THE BOOK: On a summer day in 1945, Louisa Gordon receives a telegram from the International Red Cross Tracing Service. Her young cousin, Elisabeth, has just been released from Dachau a concentration camp, and Louisa is her only remaining relative. Determined to go to war-torn Germany to retrieve her cousin, Louisa is also on a mission to discover the whereabouts of Friedrich Mueller, a Nazi sympathizer who fled Copper Springs, Arizona. What Louisa never expected was to meet the man she had once loved and now hated. Hi Suzanne, Welcome to Paperback Writer Thanks for hosting me today! Will you share with us how you came up with the idea

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Read Well Think Well – Author Interview – Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D.

Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce author of the parenting and educational book Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., Dr. Hal is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University's annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. About the Book: Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will turn your kids into first-rate readers and thinkers. Learn how to: Choose the best, age-appropriate reading material Boost your child's memory and retention skills through verbal and visual exercises Utilize technology aids to

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I’m Watching You – Author Interview – Mary Burton

  Romantic suspense novelist, Mary Burton stops at Paperback Writer today to share with us how she came up with the idea for her latest book, I’m Watching You.  Mary is on a virtual book with Pump Up Your Book Promotion throughout the month of August. As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author  with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comment on our authors blog stops.   About the Book: A killer is on the loose. Lindsay O’Neil discovers the first victim in the yard at Sanctuary, the shelter for battered women that she runs in Richmond, Virginia. If that’s not bad enough, the detective who arrives on the scene is recovering alcoholic Zack Kier, her ex-husband. That brings his partner and her long-time friend,

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