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!
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.
KINDLE EDITION FREE NOVEMBER 20-22
"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 isthe 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
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!
FREE KINDLE EDITION OCTOBER 23-25
"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
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?
FREE KINDLE EDITION OCTOBER 22/23
“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