Wednesday, December 4, 2013

#IWSG - The PIF Book List! Let's Pay It Forward!



Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect
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Note that the first posting in 2014 will be on January 8, NOT on New Year's Day.

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I'm not fond of this time of year. The ending. The reflecting. The decorating. Just too much stress and expense for one day.

But...gift giving can be fun.

I'm guessing some of our family and/or friends may get new e-readers for the holidays.

They're gonna need recommendations for new books, right?

Who better to help them out than us?

SO...

I'm going to start a list below of great books and I'd like you guys to post at least one recommendation in the comments.

I will continue to add your suggestions to The PIF Book List (Pay It Forward Book List) as they come in.

Feel free to send authors & bloggers here to add more titles to this list or readers to help them pick out awesome books for their new toys.

Let's Pay It Forward to our favorite authors!

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The PIF Book List

1. CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh

2. The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson

3. Pop Travel by Tara Tyler

4. The 13th Floor Series by Christine Rains

5. The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Trait Thesaurus, The Negative Trait Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.

6. That Fatal Kiss by Mina Lobo.

7. Zinfandelity by Tracey Sorel.

8. How to publish and promote your book now! by L. Diane Wolfe.

9. Strength by Carrie Butler.

10. The Backworlds series by M Pax.

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11. The Bohlingaringding Christmas Ring by Pat Hatt. Alex J. Cavanaugh.

12. Any books of Jessica Bell. Karen Walker.

13. Neverlove by Angela Brown, Givin' Up the Ghost by Gwen Gardner and any one of Susan Oloier's books. J.L. Campbell.

14. Polar Night by Julie Flanders.
Christine's Odyssey by Joy L. Campbell.
In Name Only by Carol Kilgore. Michelle Wallace.


15. Maguire's Corner by Heather M. Gardner
C.H. Admirand's Apple Grove Series. Tracey Lyons. (Thank you, Tracey!)


16.The Vanished Knight by Misha Gerrick
Fireseed One by Catherine Stine
The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo. Christine Rains. (Thanks for the mention, Christine!)


17. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. CD Coffelt.

18. Secrets of the Ash Tree by Siv Ottem. Mary Aalgaard.

19. Alligators Overhead by C. Lee McKenzie, Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, and My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares. Samantha Geary Jones.

20. The Treasures of Carmelidrium and The Magic of Windlier Woods by N.R. Williams. N.R. Williams.

21. Use this LINK to read M.J. Joachim's recommended reading list.

22. Wilder Mage by CD Coffelt. Charity Bradford.

23. Polar Night by Julie Flanders, Anticipation of the Penitent by Nancy LaRonda Johnson.

24. Angelfall by Susan Ee. Patricia Lynne.

25. Embrace and Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer, Divine Temptation by Nicki Elson,
Streamline by Jennifer Lane. Cherie Colyer.


26. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Kinetic by S.K. Anthony. S.K. Anthony.

27.Little Acorn's Big Fall by CandiLynn Fite. MollyMom103.

28. The Kinetic by S.K. Anthony, Overcoming Adversity: the Anthology for Andrew edited by Nick Wilford, The Mindjack Trilogy and Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn, Books by Cherie Reich, M Pax or Milo James Fowler. Champion in the Darkness and Dragonfold and Other Adventures by Tyrean Martinson. Tyrean Martinson.

29. Wilder Mage by C.D. Coffelt, Finding Meara by Lara Schiffbauer. Lexa Cain.

30. Daddy's Christmas Angel and A Rainbow for Christmas by Mary Montague Sikes. Mary Montague Sikes.

31.By Moonlight series by Nancy Gideon. Diane Burton.

32. The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. David List.

33. Standup Guys by John DeBellis. Pat Hatt.

34. Adversarius, a fantasy by M.L. Chesley and books by Francine Howarth. N.R. Williams.


35. The Compass Master by Helena Soister, anything by Stacy Gail, Talli Roland and Jade Jamison. Hart Johnson.

36. Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. Kim Lajevardi.

37. From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler, (Never) Again by Theresa Paolo. Debra McKellan.

38. The Landers Saga by Karen Nilsen, Boom by Jim Brown, Brainrush by Richard Bard. Lisa.

39.Kinshield Legacy series by K.C. May, books by Talli Roland. Mel Chesley.

40. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke. Toinette Thomas.

41. Slipstream by Michael Offutt. Jay Noel.

42. Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway. Heather M. Gardner.

43. Moonless by Crystal Collier. Crystal Collier.

44. Bristol boyz Stomp- Doreen McGettigan.
Doreen McGettigan.

45.Break from You by Rebecca Green Gasper, Distraction by J.L. Campbell, Black Hellebore by Nicole Zoltack, The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders. Susan Oloier.

46. Warrior Muse by CD Coffelt. Tara Tyler.

47. Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by PK Hrezo, Removed by SJ Pajonas. PK Hrezo. 

48. NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid. Carrie Butler.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.
Carrie Butler said...
Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.


61 comments:

  1. Thank you Heather for recommending mine!
    I recommend Pat Hatt's latest, The Bohlingaringding Christmas Ring.

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  2. What a lovely idea, Heather. I recommend any of Jessica Bell's Books.

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  3. Thanks guys, I'll add them to the list.
    HMG

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  4. Great idea. Is three too many?
    Neverlove by Angela Brown
    Givin' Up the Ghost by Gwen Gardner and any one of Susan Oloier's books.

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  5. Wonderful way to PIF.

    Polar Night by Julie Flanders.
    Christine's Odyssey by Joy L. Campbell.
    In Name Only by Carol Kilgore.
    Thanks for co-hosting the IWSG today Heather.

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  6. Maguire's Corner by Heather M. Gardner
    C.H. Admirand's Apple Grove Series

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  7. Sometimes this time of year gets me all stressed too. At least all our family visits are out of the way and we'll just stay home for Christmas. That helps. Great idea for the PIF list! Thank you for including me.

    Definitely add your own to it!
    The Vanished Knight by Misha Gerrick
    Fireseed One by Catherine Stine
    The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo

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  8. I always love new finds as well as giving them.

    "I am dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it."

    So begins Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. If the title sounds familiar, that’s because Hollywood made it into a rather cool movie.

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  9. I'm going to need to come back here for my shopping help!

    I won Siv Ottem's first book, Secrets of the Ash Tree. My boyfriend got to it first and read the whole thing on Sunday afternoon. He said he couldn't put it down. He went upstairs to take a nap, and read the whole book instead!
    She's at sivmaria@blogspot.no.

    Cheers!
    Play off the Page

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  10. That is one awesome list, Heather! I'm not fond of this time of year either. But we'll get through it. Happy IWSG.

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  11. C. Lee McKenzie's Alligators Overhead, my daughter and I are reading it now--it's awesome! Stacey Jay's latest, Of Beast and Beauty, is an amazing twist on a classic tale. And, one of my favorite books of all time is My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares--this story has settled in my bones:)
    Happy Holiday reading!
    WriterlySam

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  12. Pop Travel is on my to read list already. Thanks for all the other recommendations.

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  13. I know at least one person who'll be getting an ereader for Christmas - I'll be sure to pass on some recommendations.

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  14. I know at least one person who'll be getting an ereader for Christmas - I'll be sure to pass on some recommendations.

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  15. What a great idea! Lots of e-readers will be unwrapped this Christmas!

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  16. Great book suggestions! So many talented writers. I've got my reading work cut out for me through 2014 already!

    Had to stop by and say hello to my fellow December IWSG co-host. Happy travels!

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  17. Great idea. I will be totally selfish and recommend my own. But I will head over and gather some titles and bring those suggestions back.

    The Treasures of Carmelidrium, by me, N. R. Williams, an epic fantasy with romance as a secondary plot. No sex scenes but plenty of action and suspense. Both young and old will enjoy this book. I'm working on the sequel.

    The Magic of Windlier Woods, by me. N. R. Williams. This is a children's book and was created at bedtime with my children. We all invented the fun things that happen.

    Both are just 99 cents on Amazon. A review would be greatly appreciated but not required.

    I have another short story that I hope to have up in time for Christmas titled; Anastasia Phoenix, Book 1, Captured. It's complete except for the book cover.

    Cheers Nancy.

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  18. Take your pick from my Recommended Reading List - Lots of good books from our fellow bloggers in here.

    http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/p/recommended-reading.html

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  19. You guys rock! Thanks for the mentions of my book, too! It's appreciated.

    Heather

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  20. Wilder Mage by CD Coffelt is amazing!

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  21. You've already recommended Polar Night, so I'd like to recommend mine, "Anticipation of the Penitent". :)

    This time of year can be a bother sometimes, but if we allow ourselves to not accept the stress and just enjoy the sharing of good feelings, it's much more divine. Writer’s Mark

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  22. This time of year is stressful. I'm usually ready for it to be over the instant it starts. I do like decorating though.
    I recommend Angelfall by Susan Ee. I read it a few years ago and it rocked my face off and finally the sequel is out and I'm bouncing off the walls waiting for it to arrive so I can read what happens next.

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  23. What a wonderful idea. Can I be selfish too and recommend my YA paranormal series, Embrace and Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer.

    Other great reads:

    Divine Temptation by Nicki Elson (adult)
    Streamline by Jennifer Lane (NA)

    I'll come back when I think of more.

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  24. The Hunger Games series?

    You have a great list going already, can I recommend my own book? Kinetic ;) lol (If not now, when?)

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  25. I look forward to this time of year because it will mean some vacation time at the end of December which will translate into me actually doing some writing! Thanks for co-hosting the ISWG today.

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  27. I recommend CandiLynn Fite's Little Acorn's Big Fall!

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  28. The Kinetic by S.K. Anthony. :)
    Overcoming Adversity: the Anthology for Andrew edited by Nick Wilford. (I think that could help Nick out and it's a great anthology)
    The Mindjack Trilogy for Susan Kaye Quinn for YA readers - awesome trilogy. Plus, all of her books for adults. And her Indie Author Survival Guide for indie authors and writers in general.
    Plus, anything by Cherie Reich or M Pax, or Milo James Fowler.

    And my own books? Champion in the Darkness and Dragonfold and Other Adventures. Or is that too promo-pushy to add?

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  29. I think this is a lovely idea! I'd like to recommend:

    Wilder Mage - C.D. Coffelt
    Finding Meara - Lara Schiffbauer

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  30. I agree this is a really stressful time of year. Reflecting, hoping, planning can be really difficult for many folks.

    Like your idea of the list which has many great suggestions. My two Christmas-themed books, Daddy's Christmas Angel and A Rainbow for Christmas, are free for Prime Members at Amazon right now, if anyone is interested.

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  31. Awww! Thank you! I'm in excellent company, I see. And I agree. As lovely as the season is, it's almost too much for me. Ugh, the pressure!

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  32. I love this idea. I'd recommend Nancy Gideon's By Moonlight series. Great fantasy.

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  33. This is an awesome list people! I love all these suggestions!

    Thank you!

    Spread the word!

    Heather

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  34. Very cool idea!
    I love the Emotion Thesaurus. Versy useful. Also, I have one of Alex's books and I'm buying both of Carrie Butler's for my wife for Christmas. (shhhhh!)
    I recommend, for fantasy fiction fans, the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. They're brilliant.

    David List - Regarding Silexare

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  35. Wow that is a cool idea and yippeee for me, I'm there too. Okay my ego trip is done lol Standup Guys by John Debellis was a great one i recently read.

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  36. I'm back with a couple more.

    M. L. Chesley, Adversarius. A Fantasy.

    Francine Howarth has multiple Regency and Contemporary Romance titles.

    Nancy

    P.S. Thanks for putting my books up.

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  37. Oh, great idea! For anyone who likes a DiVinci Code style thriller (the writing is better and history more accurate): The Compass Master by Helena Soister

    And for Romance Lovers who like some infused humor, anything by Stacy Gail or Talli Roland.

    And for anyone who loves rock-n-roll and great sex (it's erotica, but pretty tasteful and better characters than I've typicallys seen) Jade Jamison.

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  38. What an awesome idea! Here's a couple of recommendations:

    Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

    Thanks for co-hosting this month. :)

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  39. What a lovely idea - and even if you're not a fan of this time of year- an act of kindness is what it's all about :)

    Really don't have a favourite book or author, I know weird right?!

    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  40. Neat!

    From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler.

    I'm getting ready to read (Never) Again by Theresa Paolo.

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  41. All of my selections are "Indy" published authors. Some of the best I've read.
    The Landers Saga by Karen Nilsen

    Boom by Jim Brown

    Brainrush by Richard Bard

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  42. Thanks for this opportunity to share!

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  43. For the fantasy readers, I suggest anything by K. C. May in her Kinshield Legacy series. I also love anything Talli Roland writes. I'd suggest more, but my brain doesn't want to cooperate at the moment. :D

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  44. Thanks for all the great suggestions! Don't forget to send your friends and family to this list after they get their new e-readers!
    Heather

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  45. I adore this list. I've had to bookmark this so I can come back to it. Maybe my book will be on a list like this one day. For now, I'd have to add to the list, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Gryphon Sereies by Stacey Rourke.

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  46. Wow! The list just keeps growing. I love Michael Offutt's Slipstream.

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  47. Wonderful suggestions! Spread the word!

    Thank you!

    Heather

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  48. Wow! This is a wonderful list that you have gathered. I love seeing bloggers support other bloggers. Especially us writers. Thank you!!!

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  49. So many books! I don't think I can possibly add to that list. Still, good of you to take recommendations.

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  50. Thank you!
    Feel free to come back and add titles if you change your mind!

    Thanks you,
    Heather

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  51. Thank you for paying it forward!
    Bristol boyz Stomp- Doreen McGettigan

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  52. This is so spectacular, Heather.

    Break from You by Rebecca Green Gasper
    Distraction by J.L. Campbell
    Black Hellebore by Nicole Zoltack
    The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders

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  53. Thanks for the titles!

    Great job!

    Heather

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  54. u are fantastic!!! so sorry im late with my addition! Warrior Muse by CD Coffelt. i am sharing this on fb!

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  55. Thanks for the shout-out, Heather! :)

    I would add NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN by Penny Reid.

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