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We Are Thankful Book Tour

My lovely author friends and I wanted to take a minute to say thanks to everyone who has been an inspiration to us. What better way than to host a blog tour and giveaway our books? Thank you to our blog friends for hosting us, too! Please stop by their sites and say hello!

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Danielle Ellison, Amy Giuffrida, Jenny Adams Perinovic

What Amy Giuffrida is thankful for:

First and foremost, I am thankful to my writer friends. Its them who helped me to whip my first novel, The Bleeding Heart, into shape and supported me while I self-published it. They have also been ridiculously supportive of my working on novel #2, while working two jobs, taking care of two kids, beginning an internship, and writing for The Midnight Society. Plus, these lovely ladies from BGP welcomed me into their fold. I know that 2016 will be another whirlwind of a year, with more changes to come. Im thankful that these same friends will continue the journey with me.  



Amy Giuffrida teaches language arts to teens by day, while working nights as supermom, bookseller, and author. The teen in her is never far away, calling to her to crank the tunes and write stories about the darkness that surrounds us all.

Amy is known for taking the path less traveled, but can always be found on Twitter @kissedbyink or online at one of her haunts:,, or

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What Jenny Adams Perinovic is thankful for:

New beginnings. 2015 has been a crazy year for me in every respect–I released my debut novel, grew my freelance business, started BGP with some amazing ladies, quit my job, moved from DC to Philadelphia, started a new job, and became a full-time graduate student! And through it all, I dealt with some pretty scary health issues, so I’m definitely thankful that I’m finally back to feeling like myself.

Most of all, I’m so thankful for all of the people who’ve supported me through all the upheaval–from the readers who loved A Magic Dark and Bright to the friends who never let me give up. My family, who have always believed in me. And my husband, Eric, who’s been beside me on every step of the way. I’m so excited to see what we do next. 


Jenny Adams Perinovic has always loved books. By day, she’s a full-time graduate student and library outreach coordinator, and by night, she writes YA fantasy, romance, and horror about brave girls, the boys who love them, and their battles against dark forces (also, kissing). She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010, where she wrote papers about monsters in medieval literature (yes, really!). She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her very patient husband and tiny menagerie. On twitter, she’s @JennyPerinovic. You can find her online at and


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What Sarah Kettles is Thankful for:

Obviously, first of all, I’m thankful for the opportunity to share The Old Creek Bridge with the world, and for the many people who helped me along the way. I’m thankful for the support of my friends and family not only with regard to publishing but in relation to the many wild/wonderful things going on in my life at the moment. I’m thankful for all that I’ve got to look forward to in the next year (and it’s a lot – let’s leave it at that!) and for all that I experienced this past year. Life is difficult and painful sometimes, but I’m thankful for the strength that fighting through all the hardship and stress and worry has given me, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to do it all better next time. 


Sarah Kettles is an American married to a Scot and living in Ireland, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin in 2012. Shes been writing since she learned to read and playing with words since long before that. When shes not working on her next book, she works as a freelance editor and illustrator. Online, you can find her at and @sfkettles on Twitter.





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What Danielle Ellison is Thankful For:

It’s been a really big transition year for me – lots of upheaval, lots of first, lots of fantastic stuff. I’m thankful for these amazing new experiences! With major transition, for me anyway, comes major instability. I’ve been really fig
hting my way through the year and fighting to enjoy the things I’ve been given. In all of these, I’m beyond thankful for the fantastic friends I have in my life. They have really support me, listened to me, challenged me, and let me cry on their shoulder all the while cheering me on. I’m thankful for them more than they know. I’m also thankful for my agent, who has been so patient and kind during all of this when I had to repeatedly answer that “what are you working on?” question with no reply. I’m thankful for readers who love my books, tell others about them, and ask when something new is coming–and their patience. I’m thankful for my family and my boyfriend who constantly believe in me and show me that each day is a just another opportunity. I’m thankful that failure, hardship, stress, worry, insecurity, and doubt are not the end of anything; they are merely the beginning of something new. And tomorrow, I get to try all over again.









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Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.

Danielle is also the author of the YA duology, Salt and Storm, about a snarky teenage demon-hunting witch without any magic that’s been called ‘Buffy meets Supernatural meets Charmed.’

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

Blog Tour Hosts and Dates:

November 24  Crivilare Quills
November 25  KellyVision
November 26  Young Adult Book Nook
WhoRUBlog (TBD)

Book Release Day!

Today is the day my precious NA Psychological Horror, The Bleeding Heart, releases into the world. I have learned so much about, not only the self-publishing process, but also myself.


1. I thought I knew all about technology, but I know squat–the most frustrating thing about self-publishing is having to format documents. I love my Mac, but Pages is so limited. Having to purchase Microsoft Office just seems so wrong!

2. Talking about myself to people I know is so nerve wracking–but telling friends and family about my book elicited so much wonderfulness I have no idea what the angst was about in the first place!

3. Without my CP, this whole thing would be dead in the water–Valia Lind often took precious writing minutes of her own to help me through the technical difficulties. Truly, without her and her whole cheerleading thing I’d be lost. Plus, she knows a lot about comma placement, and apparently I know nada:)

4. Accepting that I am not anyone else, but me–Jennifer Armentrout writes something like 9 books in a year. I am not her. I work 2 jobs and have 2 kids. I write when I can and when the muse hits. For me, writing a draft in a year is good. I accept that (and envy Jennifer of course).

5. Traditionally published authors are very supportive–when posting about my release and cover reveal, many traditionally published authors were very kind and showed their excitement for my achievement. Self-publishing has definitely shattered the barriers between itself and traditional publishing!

6. No matter what, I did what I set out to do–I’m a realist. My book may never become a best seller. Do I wish it would, of course! But I know that there are so many books out there that mine may never make it past the 375,000 ranking. For me, I’m proud of myself for writing a book and publishing it. It’s a dream come true!

7. I want to write more–writing is freaking hard work, but it’s something I love to do. And I definitely have MANY more stories to tell. In fact, I have a short story that will be featured in a Halloween Anthology, October 2015!

8. NEVER do something you aren’t good at–pay someone to design your cover. Pay someone to run a cover reveal or blog hop. These people know what they are doing! Sarah Henson from Okay Creations created something that was no where on my radar. THIS cover is all her and she nailed it! Lydia from HEA Blog Tours took care of me and got my book out there. I blog and have a lot of blogging friends, so her knowledge was so helpful!

9. Don’t rush–I would have loved to have my book finished, so I could sign at BEA this year. It didn’t happen. I knew that that deadline wasn’t reachable, so I took my time.

10. Some people will love the book. Some people will hate the book. The end.

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 The Bleeding Heart

by Amy Giuffrida

Paperback: 316 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 21, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511927828

ISBN-13: 978-1511927826



Brooklyn is a talented artist with an obsession for blood; one that she satiates at her uncle’s tattoo shop. It’s here at The Bleeding Heart that Brooklyn practices the art of dispensing pain onto others. Yet, nothing can dull the desire running through her veins, especially since the man she really wants to torture rots in jail for murder.

When Daniel comes into her life, Brooklyn’s obsession with tattoos and blood quickly turns into desire for him. She dreams about getting him on her tattoo table as her first official customer, marking him as her own. But Daniel has a different idea as to what they should be doing with their bodies.

As Brooklyn spirals out of control, her sanity begins to slip right along with whatever is left of her humanity. Daniel may be the only one left to save her, if she lets him in. In the end she will have to choose between exacting vengeance, staying alive, or loving Daniel.

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