Thursday, April 24, 2014

**James J Kaufman author of The Concealers gets Nautilus Silver Award**


I'm so pleased to announce that the 2014 Silver Nautilus award goes to
James J Kaufman and his novel The Concealers.


Katherine Kelly's mentor says she has the makings of a good reporter, but to be great, she must learn to find the emotional core of a story and not hold back in its telling. Then he suggests one last grad school assignment: find someone who has influenced her family and tell that story. Katherine decides to pursue the only family story that has eluded her all her life: the identity of the father she never knew. 

The Nautilus Awards represents "Better Books for a Better World." Now in its 15th year, this unique book award program continues to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities and global citizens.

Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus assists its winners in getting wider recognition, marketing and exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.

The Nautilus Awards seeks and promotes well-written and -produced books with messages about caring for, understanding, and improving every aspect of our lives and relationships.
e look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.

April 15, 2014
Contact: Tina Pollard, Executive Administrator, Downstream Publishing, LLC Landfall Business Center, Suite 133, 1213 Culbreth Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405 910-509-5011
The Concealers, Book 2 of The Collectibles Trilogy, by local author, James J. Kaufman, has just been selected as a 2014 Nautilus Silver winner in fiction.
In addition, The Concealers was reviewed by Kirkus which stated: “Readers who like their fiction with a strong dose of inspiration and morality will enjoy this outing.”— Kirkus Reviews. For the full Kirkus review see:
Mr. Kaufman’s The Collectibles, Book 1 of The Collectibles Trilogy, also received the Nautilus Silver Award in fiction in 2011. Both novels are Amazon Best Sellers.
“I am honored and heartened by these awards,” said Kaufman, “especially because the purpose of the Nautilus award is to inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world—which is what The Collectibles and now The Concealers is all about.”
Both The Collectibles and The Concealers may be purchased at Barnes & Noble in Mayfaire, on Amazon, and selected book stores, as well as from and
About the Author:

Jim Kaufman is uniquely qualified to write about trust. His broad experience and distinctly compassionate character is evident throughout a lifetime of living and working in the legal, government, and corporate worlds from which he has synthesized a powerful message. His Collectibles Trilogy offers a message that he believes can restore those fast-eroding values that made our country great and which, in his view, can once again change our world and our lives for the better. He has written several non-fiction books, including Noise, A Problem to be Heard: Control of Noise through Laws and Regulations; What to do Before the Money Runs Out – A Road Map for America’s Automobile Dealers; Trial Structure and Conduct; and North Carolina Trial and Appeal. Website:

To view my original interivew with Jim click HERE which includes my review!

Jim’s Podcast interview on FMMK Talk Radio

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

**Blog Tour-Giveaway** Author Claire Ashgrove interview-Before The Storm

Today it's my great pleasure to bring back to The Reading Frenzy an author that I first met waaay back when I first started reviewing for Long And Short Reviews and guess what she just revealed yesterday during her book launch party that I was her first review ever, how cool is that. She's here today talking about a new venture, her debut novel in a brand new Urban Fantasy series.
Claire is also offering during her blog tour a great giveaway so be sure and enter below using the Rafflecopter form.
Enjoy the interview then at the bottom for old times sake I'm posting courtesy of LASR my review of Claire's very first novel, Seduction's Stakes.Plus be on the lookout for my review of Before the Storm coming soon to a blog near you :).
Claire the floor's all yours!

  • BN ID: 2940149374274
  • Publisher: Untamed Spirit Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/17/2013
  • Series: Windwalker Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 305


Halle Rhoads has a terrifying gift--she can kill with the fury of the storm.
She should have known that kind of power wouldn't go unnoticed. Thrust into a world full of dark magic with a handsome stranger who claims he can teach her, she struggles to master her abilities and stumbles onto a dangerous truth. She's a windwalker, the chosen vessel of the ancient dragons who once ruled the world. Many will stop at nothing to possess the power in her blood, should they discover her secret. With necromancers hunting her and Halle's closest allies guarding secrets, mastering her magic becomes a matter of necessity. 

As part of Before the Storm’s release celebration, Claire’s sponsoring a giveaway of a $15.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below. In addition, she has several other opportunities over the next two weeks to win more prizes. To see complete tour dates, and the other release-week events, check out the Before The Storm Tour Schedule!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

**GIVEAWAY** Bridget Blackwood Interview-Rising Shadows

There's many satisfying aspects of bringing to my readers authors and their works, but an especially satisfying thing is bringing into the spotlight local, St. Louis authors. We may not be NY but we have a great stable of authors and I'm happy to introduce you to Bridget Blackwood. She's going to chat with us about her debut novel, Rising Shadows, in her new paranormal romance World of Shadows series.
Bridget has generously offered one luck commenter (Internationally) an e-copy of her novel Rising Shadows and an e-copy of her short story Winter's Kiss.
See below for giveaway details.
Enjoy the interview –– Take it away Bridget!

  • ISBN-13: 9781494891756
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Pages: 226


Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers. Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Deborah Cooke author interview-Abyss-Review

I'm so pleased to welcome back a favorite author and friend Deborah Cooke. She's here today chatting about her finale to her urban fantasy Prometheus Project/Eyes of the Republic series, Abyss.
Claire's alter ego Deborah Cooke has her 10th Dragonfire novel Serpent's Kiss, coming out next week too so be on the lookout for it.

  • ISBN-13: 9781927477229
  • Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
  • Publication date: 1/31/2014
  • Pages: 184


At the beginning of the 22nd century, humanity has survived a challenge to its survival and has commenced the task of rebuilding. An elite corps of fallen angels called the Watchful Host remains in the earthly realm to help-but someone is hunting them.
Once the angel Turiel, Tupperman chose to remain in this realm after his mission was completed in order to aid the Watchful Host. When he is framed as the person behind the deaths of the soldiers, Tupperman knows not only that he will be sacrificed next, but that it's time for his final quest

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Interview with author Lauren Monroe-Letting Go

Today I'm welcoming another new to me author who is talking about her new novel  and debut in her The Maryland Shores series, Letting Go: The Maryland Shores.

Enjoy the interview!

  • ISBN-13: 9780991282210
  • Publisher: Shore Thing Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/26/2014
  • Series: Maryland Shores Series , #1
  • Pages: 318


For a limited time the Nook and Kindle
version of Letting Go are $2.99
Click HERE for Nook
Click HERE for Kindle

What must you let go to find true love?
When Maren Mitchell lost her husband, she felt adrift in choppy waters. She adjusts course as she's not one to ever act quickly. The handsome, decisive surgeon Steve Kramer devoted decades to advancing his medical career, but his personal life sailed past him...until Maren corners his curiosity. He encourages her to become a co-worker, but will she become more?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

**GIVEAWAY** New Release Feature-Far Gone-Laura Griffin author interview-Review

Today I'm pleased to bring you another favorite author of mine, Laura Griffin. She has a unique way of storytelling that mixes a chilling thriller with a steamy romance and she's done it again with her latest chilling romantic suspense stand-a-lone and her first HardCover.
Enjoy the interview and my review then stick around because Laura has graciously offered one print autographed copy (US ONLY) of her RITA winning novel Scorched.

  • ISBN-13: 9781451689341
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Pages: 384

Giveaway Details
Laura is offering one autographed Print Copy
of her RITA winner Scorched
to one lucky Commenter
use the Rafflecopter form below to enter
Good Luck!
Thanks Laura!

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Release Feature-House of Glass-Interview Sophie Littlefield

Today I'm welcoming to The Reading Frenzy a new to me author Sophie Littlefield. She's here talking about her poignant new novel House of Glass published by my favorite, Harlequin.


  • ISBN-13: 9780778314783
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Pages: 304

Jen Glass has worked hard to achieve the ideal life: a successful career, a beautiful home in an affluent suburb of Minneapolis, a seemingly perfect family. But inside the Glass house, everything is spinning out of Jen's control. Her marriage to her husband, Ted, is on the brink of collapse; her fifteen-year-old daughter grows more distant each day; and her five-year-old son barely speaks a word. Jen is on the verge of breaking, but nothing could have prepared her for what is to come….