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Win an e-Copy of Starstruck!

Enter to win one of ten copies of Starstruck, the first book in S.E. Anderson's intergalactic adventure series! It's easy. Simply enter this Rafflecopter giveaway.

About Starstruck:
She could barely look after herself. Now, she's looking after the entire planet.
After an incident with a hot-air balloon causes college-dropout Sally Webber to lose her job, she sets off to find direction in her life. Crashing into a teleporting alien, however, is not on her to-do list.

Now she’s on the run from TV-drama-loving aliens, and things are just getting started. Zander won’t stop reeling her into life-or-death situations to save her planet, as he waits for his laser-wielding sister to search the universe for him. Though Sally isn’t quite sure if he wants to save Earth from annihilation, or just quell his curiosity of all things human.

Now she’s got to find lost alien emissaries, as well as a job, and stop the planet from getting incinerated in the process. But with Zander as her roommate,…
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FREE Giveaways in September!

September has given me two major opportunities to share free books with my followers, subscribers and friends. The good news for you is that this means access to dozens of free novels, chapter samples and excerpts from new authors in the Science Fiction & Fantasy genres.
The giveaways are being hosted through, an amazing platform that pairs readers looking to try new books on for size with authors excited to let you sample their wares -er- words.

I am excited to work with the authors over at BookFunnel in the coming months to promote both the Adaline series as I prepare to re-launch it in November (find out more about that by signing up for my e-mail list here), and as I work on starting a whole new series under the pen name D.K. Greene.
I'll keep you informed as more giveaways pop up, but in the meantime, you'll want to grab the great new reads in A Dystopian Fall and the Clean Book Group Burning Embers events.
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Restless with The Silver Chair

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While this is a wonderful book on its own, it wasn't my favorite of the Narnia series. The characters didn't seem as alive as in the other books, and with man-eating giants, a magical snake-queen and the freeing of an entire nation of underground people, their flatness was a disappointment.
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Do you know your spouse? Think again when you read Lying Next to Me

Sophie Warner watches from shore as her husband rows their daughter out into the water.
The three-year-old is entranced with her first experience crabbing.
But then, the unthinkable. A man approaches, attacks Sophie, and she's never seen alive again.
Author Gregg Olsen is a master of weaving truth within lies. Throughout the book I had several moments where I was sure who was behind Mrs. Warner's disappearance, but each time I had an "aha", my finger turned on another character. With so much to gain, and even more to lose, everyone seemed to have a stake in the kidnapping and murder of the young mother.
The novel was so gripping, I had a hard time putting it down and spent most of the last 24 hours walking the house with my kindle in my hand, stealing a quick paragraph here and there as I went about my day. I even got scolded for reading through dinner, something we banned long ago to focus on our family time.
"How dare you read at the dinner table, Mommy,"…

A blog tour doesn't need a name, but I'll call this one Sarah

Long distance relationships are hard.
Especially when the distance is measured in light years.
The talented S.E. Anderson is back this summer with a new addition to her Starstruck series. 
Starbound is funny.
It's smart.
It tells you how to keep yourself together when your insides have literally turned to goo.
From Starbound: Oh hell no. I had just survived an exploding power plant, seen a friend die, and lost another one to the annoying side effect of time dilation. I wasn't going to get eaten in a dark alley now!
I gathered my wits, balling my hands into fists, and with a shout, I lashed my foot forward, kicking where I expected to find a groin. No such luck - my foot went straight through, and I toppled forward into the snow, my face smothered in the putrid fabric.
Okay, so floating alien murder guy. Happy New Year, Sally Webber!

The Synopsis:Home is where the heart is. Or maybe the pizza.

There’s no better feeling than being back home after a long week exploring the galaxy, …

Off to the races with Dick Francis in Banker

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Government cover-ups and personal grudges about in The Rescue

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The Rescue kept me riveted. While I normally take a few days to read even the best of books (because, sleep), I finished The Rescue within 24 hours of downloading it to my kindle. The action was fast. The conspiracies were believably complex. And most of all, I couldn't help but find myself rooting for Decker and the mysterious team of women w…