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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Featured Author Patricia Knight Fantasy Romance

This weeks Featured Author is Patricia Knight (Goodreads - Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia & Romance Readers, Writers & Reviewers) goodreads.com/author/Patricia_A_Knight

Hers To Command: Verdantia Book 1
by Patricia A Knight

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For some, existence without their mate might seem like the end of their world...
...for the members of Verdantia’s Tetriarch, it would be.

Conte Camliel Aristos deTano, Ari, has long spurned the marriage forced upon him. His contractual bride, Princess Fleur Constante, the beautiful future queen though young and inexperienced, is willing to risk everything, including her own sanity, to save her planet.

The inhabitants of the sentient planet, Verdantia, are poised on the precipice of extinction following a brutal invasion by an off-world, nomadic horde. Verdantia’s capital, Sylvan Mintoth, must have its failing energy shield restored, or the planet is doomed. The Elders know the shield can draw energy from only one thing ~ a very arduous and grueling coupling of two specific people who were pre-chosen by the planet Herself and promised by prearranged marriage contract.

Verdantia draws strength from the duo, but the sentient planet whispers to Ari that a third is necessary ~ Ari’s aide de camp, Visconte Doral deLorion, an angelically handsome, skilled assassin who silently surrendered his heart to Ari long ago.

The trio struggles to make this surprising partnership harmonious, pushing through pride, scars of past abuse, fears of inexperience and distrust. To save Verdantia, they must overcome their individual weaknesses and realize their full potential. Only the Tetriarch and their combined synergy, can harness Verdantia’s immense power to shield its citizens from invasion.

Be part of the Tetriarch! Get your copy today!



About this author

Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas with her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don’t swim in the pool after dark.

I love to hear from my readers and can be reached at http://www.trollriverpub.com/ or http://www.patriciaaknight.com. Or send me an email at patriciaknight190@gmail.com. Check out my “Hot Hunk of the Day” and latest releases, contests and other fun stuff on my face book page: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.kni...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

13 Bites of scary tales, have you got your FREE kindle copy yet? .


13 Bites of Horror FREE Now until (& including) Sat on Amazon worldwide

I am so excited to announce that the '13 Bites' anthology is now available to download for FREE on Amazon (worldwide) until (& including) Saturday 2 Nov.

Now's your chance to get a kindle copy for FREE.

Whilst at the moment this on a FREE promotion, let's not forget that every penny earned on this book is going to a children's literacy charity, once the funds have built up. So the more popular it become, the bigger the pot.

It will be worth it as there are some good short stories all weird and wonderful and 2 of them are mine.
http://www.amazon.com/13-Bites-ebook/dp/B00FUZ3KVQ
http://www.amazon.co.uk/13-Bites-ebook/dp/B00FUZ3KVQ

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Domestic Violence Month, Jane's Story


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Author Kristie Cook (http://www.kristiecook.com/is asking us to "Share" 

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and today I am helping Author Kristie Cook "Share the <3" by spreading awareness. Personal stories of domestic violence are everywhere, but here is one shared by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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Jane's Story
At twenty-five, I managed a gift shop, owned my own car, established good credit and maintained a very active social life. At twenty-seven, I married a man from a small country town. Being so swept away, I ignored the other side of “Prince Charming.”  As time passed, the abuse became more frequent and more intense. Each time I found employment, he would become unbearable, including phoning me at work and yelling obscenities.
Six years of marriage took us to a rented house in the country. I was not allowed to use his car, even to take our two children to the doctor for emergency care.
February 1987, he pinned me down and began choking me. Our five-year-old son ran to the phone, dialed “0″ and cried, “My Dad’s killing my Mom, please help!” The operator traced the call and sent a county sheriff’s deputy to the house. Despite the bruises and visible marks, the police were not able to help me.
During the next year, I obtained a car and began planning my escape. He had the phone disconnected. April 1988, the abuser flew into a rage, so I took our two children and drove 15 miles to a pay phone. Every shelter I contacted was full. I had nowhere else to turn because over the years, I had become alienated from my family and friends. After walking around the grocery store for 4 hours, I returned home.
Three days later, after the abuser’s usual early morning rage, our son left for school and our three year old daughter was hiding under blankets, shivering and crying because she was so frightened of her own father. My husband left for work and I took our daughter, drove to a phone and called a domestic violence shelter. I was told to take my son out of school, pack what I could in my car, and I drove 30 miles to the nearest city.
In the three weeks my children and I were at the shelter, we began to restructure our lives. I found employment, housing, childcare, counseling and legal advice.
Because the domestic violence shelter was there, my children and I are alive.

This story is used with permission by the National Domestic Violence Hotline. It appears at http://www.thehotline.org/portfolio-item/francescas-story/. If you or someone you know has questions about the health of their relationship, please call us at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or visit www.thehotline.org.
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If you want to know how you can help people like Emily, visit www.TheHotline.org. And while you're there, Kristie and I hope you'll help by making a donation. Even just $5 can ensure one more call gets answered at The Hotline - an answer that could save a life.

Then, email your receipt to publisher (at) angdora (dot) com for entries into Kristie's giveaway and you could win some cool prizes. Get more entries in the Rafflecopter below. For more details, head on over to Kristie's Share the <3 Giveaway.


Monday, 28 October 2013

13 Bites of Horror FREE Tues-Sat on Amazon

I am so excited to announce that the '13 Bites' anthology will be available to download for FREE on Amazon (worldwide) from Tuesday 29 Oct until (& including) Saturday 2 Nov.

Now's your chance to get a kindle copy for FREE.

Plus let's not forget that every penny is going to a children's literacy charity once the funds have built up. So the sooner you buy your copy the bigger the pot.

It will be worth it as there are some good short stories all weird and wonderful.
http://www.amazon.com/13-Bites-ebook/dp/B00FUZ3KVQ
http://www.amazon.co.uk/13-Bites-ebook/dp/B00FUZ3KVQ


Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Festival Murder


‘I suppose your son has joined in the search?’ the stable boy asked the old woman.
Rikka was slow in body but not in mind.

‘The men search up in the mid-mountains, so I reckon he’ll be with them, but the women have already found her bloodied body, it’s horrible,’ his face contorted, reflecting the horror he felt.
Rikka feigned concern.
‘Aah, poor lass. How many suncircles was she?’
‘She was with child in her belly,’ he expressed agitated.
‘Aah, I see now.’ Rikka really did not need to hear more but the lad clearly had more to tell.
‘They say the biggest of hogs got loose and sought its revenge on our kind. She was beaten to a pulp and her child taken out and eaten.’


Book 1 Guardian Dragons Chapter 2 A Festival Murder 


Friday, 25 October 2013

My Very Own Virtual Book Tour

Update on the new banner for 'my very own' virtual book tour.

It's going to be good
It's going to be grand
It'll get me up the ladder
And give me a hand
To more reviews
And maybe sales
Whatever the outcome
I'm HAPPY

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Emperor Mindtalks to the Witch



You will go and find a village in Lairkland. I expect you to execute the deaths of as many souls that you can feed to me. My strength needs to grow in preparation. Chaos will shock this slumbering world. Go do my bidding, the voice echoed in her head. You and your seed have served me well thus far. My revenge on the race of creatures who seek to detain me in this damnation, is near.

Guardian Dragons, Book 1, Chapter 1, Aarabassa World Series

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Featured Author Bebe Knight Paranormal Romance

This weeks Featured Author is Bebe Knight (Goodreads - Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia & Romance Readers, Writers & Reviewers) goodreads.com/author Bebe_Knight


The Eternal Flame Series: Book One

An Element of Time by

http://www.amazon.com/An-Element-of-Time-ebook/dp/B00FDXZYIM


A vampire and a slayer walk into a bar... Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but for Veronica and Mackenzie, it's the beginning of the rest of their lives... 


The world has seen its fair share of evil, but Veronica Chase had no idea such monsters truly existed. Werewolves, poltergeists, witches... even vampires. Ignorance was bliss. But her reality was crushed on that horrid day her family was taken away from her. Now, Veronica has devoted her entire life to hunting those very creatures, searching for the werewolf pack that murdered her parents in hopes of finding her abducted sister. Nothing will get in her way of settling the score for the hand she was unjustly dealt. That is until her newest assignment brings her to her knees.


After one hundred and eight years on earth, Mackenzie Jones thought he had seen it all. With the exception of daylight of course, but that's what comes with the territory being a vampire and all. Perpetually damned to live his life as a bartender in the shadows of the night, nothing has sparked his interest lately. Just once he wished something exciting would happen in his mundane life. Little did he know, his wish was about to come true. Walking through the door to his bar, and into his heart, Mackenzie allows love to take the wheel for the first time. There's just one slight problem. She's there to kill him.

Bebe Knight
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Bebe Knight is the author of The Eternal Flame Series, a series of paranormal      romance novels. 

She lives in Upstate NY with her husband and son. 

She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Book Tour for Guardian Dragons

Now I truly do have reason to be excited, or happy, or pleased, or even just darn well chuffed.

I'm having a Book Tour all of my very own. Whooppee.

I'm being hosted by Saskia-Book-Services and here's my very own banner they have designed for me.

I should title this post 'All My Very Own Everything'. I have that song in my head that goes like 'I'm so excited and I just can't hide it...' Can I hear you singing it now? Lalalalala lalalalala...

Monday, 21 October 2013

Rafflecopter, Domestic Violence Month


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Author Kristie Cook (http://www.kristiecook.com/) is asking us to "Share" 


1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men just in the United States have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (Center for Disease Control statistics). 

You likely know someone who lives through this nightmare every day - a relative, a friend, a co-worker or a neighbour down the street. Too many don't live. And too many children witness the violence to/between their parents - or are direct victims themselves.

Thankfully, help 
is available. Unfortunately, not enough people know whom they can call for help - safely and privately. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (http://www.thehotline.org/) provides this kind of secure resource, helping survivors of abuse do what they need to do to reach safety and restart their lives. I, along with Kristie, many other authors, bloggers and readers, ask you to join us in supporting The Hotline so it may continue to provide the refuge people need. Help us "Share the <3" because "all <3's deserve to feel safe."

If you can 
donate even $5 to The Hotline (https://donate.ncfv.org/NDVHKristieCook), you could be supporting one phone call that can save a life. And for each dollar you donate, you can be entered to win Kristie's Giveaway! 
*Simply email your receipt(s) dated 10/1/2013 through 10/31/2013 to publisher (at) angdora (dot) com. 
*There are other ways to enter, as well, in the Rafflecopter below.

You can win!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway link

An Indie Book Nerd t-shirt signed by over 40 authors, including Kristie Cook, G.P. Ching, Tabatha Vargo, Tiffany King, Shelly Crane and Isaac Marion, author of Warm Bodies;

Kristie Cook's Soul Savers and Book of Phoenix books signed; and a bag full of swag.

A bundle of Kristie's Soul Savers Series audiobooks, Books 1-5.

$25 gift card to Amazon, B&N or iTunes

So give what you can, email your receipt and gain extra entries below. The more you give, the better your chances of winning these amazing prizes. 
PLUS, Kristie will be matching all donation receipts, up to $1,000. So your donation will be doubled!

From Kristie and from me, thank you for your help and support! Think of all that can happen if we each Share today.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

"I have found my special skill..."

‘I have found my special skill Saurlton and it is for me to decide how to use it. Soon you will discover your own skill and I won’t interfere. So leave me to my destiny and I will leave you to yours.’


Book 1 Guardian Dragons - Prologue 
The young Morte-Bielz speaking to his brother Saurlton.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Featured Author Raymond Esposito, Fantasy Horror

This weeks Featured Author is Raymond Esposito (Goodreads - Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia & Romance Readers, Writers & Reviewers) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6074613.Raymond_Esposito

You and Me Against the World (The Creepers Saga #1)







There are things worse than death.

A devastating virus has swept the world, turning humans into
ravenous monsters. Even the government's extreme measures cannot prevent its
spread and the world becomes a terror-filled nightmare.

Dr. Russell Thorn is thrust into this new world without
warning as the Creepers - the zombie-like victims of the virus - lay siege to
his home. He searches desperately for escape amidst the chilling revelation
that the Creepers are changing...growing more intelligent...evolving.

Thorn's rescue by a group of young survivors starts him on a
desperate quest to find the last safe place on earth. But the Creepers are not
the only things standing on their path to safety. It is a road filled with
horror, where the survivors will discover the limits of their own humanity and
the costs of love, loyalty, and hope in a new dead world.

Raymond Esposito
About this author



Raymond Esposito is an American novelist born in the small town of Northford, Connecticut, in 1966. As the middle son, he learned the importance of placing his own mark on the world. His parents divorced when he was in second grade, and like many "latchkey" children of the 1970s, the absence of adult supervision allowed him to discover a world of creativity and imagination. Those experiences were the inspiration for his writing, and many will appear in the forthcoming novel, The Demon.
In 1984, he attended the University of Connecticut, where, after dabbling in economics, philosophy, and English literature, he settled on a degree in psychology-people and their motivations were, after all, the thing that always fascinated him.
He began writing short stories at the age of twelve, although he never shared them. It was a passion that continued into adulthood and one fed by his love of all things horror. In 1999, he wrote his first "real" short story titled "Witches Lake." It was a campfire tale for his children. Over the next decade, he penned another thirty stories. In 2011, he began a short story titled "U & Me, against the World." It became his first published novel and is book 1 of the Creepers Saga.
Today, Raymond lives in Florida. He married the perfect women, he raised two perfect sons, and he was blessed with three beautiful stepdaughters, whom he considers the best "gift with purchase" any second marriage could provide. He also shares his castle with their 135-pound "puppy," Zeus. The two often debate the merits and drawbacks of feeding Twinkies to a dog; to date, Zeus has won all those arguments.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Book Tour Step into the Saskia Trilogy

Today I welcome author Aoife Marie Sheridan who is visiting my blog on her virtual book tour for Eden Forest.


Step into Saskia.




Eden Forest
Book One of the Saskia Trilogy Aoife Marie Sheridan


Four banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God, A Kingdom on its knees,
A secret protected for centuries,

And one mortal can save them all. 
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Amazon.com     
Easons 



COMING SOON Step back into Saskia.


Book Two of the Saskia Trilogy  
A war awaits her arrival,
A warrant for her arrest.
She must rise as a princess,
And Darkness shall fall.
But will their love survive this battle?
For Tristan and Sarajane?

About the Author:
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon's books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them. 
Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn't) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times. 
Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works. 
To contact Aoife you can email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com 
Goodreads: Aoife Marie Sheridan
Twitter: aoifesheri

So it's now time to have a chat with Aoife. Get your cup of tea or coffee and pretend you're sitting comfy in a chair, having a cosy chit chat with our guest author. I find we can learn from each other in these Q & A sessions and love to see how other authors approach their writing careers. 
Q. Are you a full time author or do you have another job aswell and if so how do either or these fit in with writing time?
A.Yes unfortunately I do have a day job, so it really doesn't give me much time to write, but every free second I have is dedicated to my first love of writing. I work in a clothing store at the moment so no it doesn’t fit into my writing at all.  I would scream if I had to write about work. 
Q.Do you write on your novel daily or do you try to have days off?
A. I write when I have a spare moment, which lately is not often. The only good thing is I don’t suffer from writers block, when I sit down to write my mind is reeling, I have too much to say and not enough time to say it all. 

Q. Do you ever go back to a ‘published’ book and alter it for improvement?
A. I am actually in the process of re-editing Eden Forest it’s been published since 28th of September 2012, and now I am taking a second look at it, but the changes will not alter the story it’s more of an improvement, as I have book two coming out November/December this year, so for anyone that read Eden Forest (#1) don’t worry the story is still the same. 

Q. What is the most effective marketing for your books?
A. I have to say book tours, for me personally I find them very effective, or giveaways on goodreads. These two together I would highly recommend. 

Q. Do you feel the sadness if you have to write a sad scene?
A. Yes some of my “sad scene’s” I would take myself back to a time where I had felt that overwhelming sense of pain, be it from a death or a friendship ending, and I would use that in my book. I often find a bit hard at times as I dig deep. 

Q. Did you write as a child or did you come into your talent as an adult?
A. I wrote mostly poetry but never a novel, I read loads, but always considered an author untouchable like a movie stars, I didn’t want to reach for such a dream so I never attempted it then. It wasn't until two years ago that I started to write. At first I did it for myself. 

Q. Is your book in a world like earth or is it a fantasy world?
A. It’s a fantasy world called Saskia, it’s parallel to earth, a small portion of the story is on earth, but 90% of the book is in Saskia. Saskia is set in medieval times, where a king and queen rule one area of it. Their world varies from ours yet it’s similar in ways. 

Q. Do you prefer to write as a series or one off books?
A. I prefer a series. I started a new one called Hunters to be released in 2014, it started as a one off, but I can never leave it there so it will be a two part series. Once I start to form the characters and plot, I don’t want it to end. 

Q. Do you like to use lots of subplots or do you think this just confuses?
A. I love using subplots and I use a lot of them, I don’t think it’s confusing if it’s done correctly and once they all are brought to light and finalized in a sense, there should be no confusion. 

Q. Can you tell us a little about one of your sub plots in your latest book?
A. In Eden Forest there is a traitor amongst the King’s men. This is a subplot that runs through the whole first book, but isn’t solved completely until the second. 

Q. Do you think all readers should do reviews to help the writers improve?
A. Absolutely 100% per cent. Even if the review is negative but in a constructive way it helps and a positive review gives me the drive to keep going, as I must be doing something right. 

Thank you Aoife for the opportunity of chatting with you on my blog today.










Monday, 14 October 2013

Aarabassa Fantasy Website visit

We haven't had a visit to my upcoming Aarabassa World website for a while. So today I'm posting from the C section:-

Aarabassa World:-
Chervvin: Huge Forest lands. Gets lots of rain. Tree Fairies reside as Forest Keepers.
Crakion: Open dry Plains where the Cherok tribes and Centaurs live

Characters and Creatures:-
Centaurs:- Highly intellectual and civilised. Horses body & legs. Human torso & head. Live with the Cherok tribes as equals. Lightlands.
Cherok Tribes:- Human. Horse lovers. Live with the Centaurs as equals. Lightlands.

I'll let you in on a little secret. As I make up my words in this beautiful fantasy world, I use not only other languages but also muddle up already existing places on earth. The Chervvin Forest Lands comes from 'The Chevin' which is a big hilly woodlands where I live in the UK. Sometimes I can't always remember how I've put a 'made up word' or unusual name together.

Anyway to find out more please visit my website uniquely dedicated to the world of Aarabassa and all who live within her lands. Aarabassa Website


Sunday, 13 October 2013

13 Bites Chilling All Hallows Anthology

13 BitesIt's here TODAY. 13 Bites is now published on Amazon worldwide as a kindle version.
amazon.com/13-Bites-ebook
amazon.co.uk/13-Bites-ebook

This has been a great experience for me working with other authors. Secretly I think some of them are a wee bit nutty but you have to have a sense of humour to live the life of an author. Stamina is the key word that comes to mind.

Anyway, I digress and must return to the scary anthology of 13 Bites.  Produced by many authors, this little book will most certainly give you the chills if nothing else. Pop along to Amazon and purchase a copy because all the proceeds are going to a charity that deals with children's literature. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Book Review Inherited Danger B Rathbone

Inherited Danger (The Dawning of Power, #2) Inherited Danger   (The Dawning of Power #2) by




   Rys Rising: Book I (Rys Rising #1) by Tracy Falbe

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Featured Author Kyra Halland, Romantic Fantasy

This weeks Featured Author is Kyra Helland (Goodreads - Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia & Romance Readers, Writers & Reviewers) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6950045.Kyra_Halland

UrdaisuniaWhy is it that every man who wants to rule this land desires you?

Urdaisunia, once the greatest civilization in the world, now lies in ruins. Rashali, a widowed Urdai peasant woman, has vowed to destroy the conquering Sazars, even if it costs her her life and everything she has.

Prince Eruzasharbat, heir to the Sazar throne, walks a dangerous line between loyalty to his own people and doing what he believes is best for all the people of Urdaisunia.

The gods, who once favored Urdaisunia above all other lands, cannot agree on who should be allowed to rule the land - the Sazars or the Urdai. While they argue, Urdaisunia and its people are dying.

Then a chance encounter between Rashali and Prince Eruz and a bet between two of the gods send peasant and prince on intertwining paths of danger, intrigue, love, and war - paths that will change their destinies, the destiny of Urdaisunia, and even the fate of the gods, forever.

Epic romantic fantasy for adults and older teens.

A Bit About Kyra Halland:            

Beginning with the Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander and the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin, Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. And, beginning with those books, she has also always loved a good love story. In 1990, as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read.

Courageous and complicated heroes, strong, smart, and sweet heroines, magic, romance, adventure, heroism, excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature, and a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. Now she is pleased and excited to share those worlds with readers, and hopes that others will enjoy her worlds and stories and characters as much as she does.

Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Be Ready, Be afraid for a chilling read.

I can give you a quick peek at the names of the authors and present titles of some of the pieces of spooky and creepy stories to be released on 13 October.

All proceeds are going to charity but this has not been chosen just yet. Hopefully it will be available on Amazon. More news to follow soon.
Joseph Picard
NIKOLAS'S HEART 
AFTER ONE YEAR IN AUTAR
Lynne Cantwell
A MAN’S GOT TO DO WHAT A MAN’S GOT TO DO 
THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE YOU
Catherine L. Vickers
WHEN IS A NURSERY RHYME NOT A NURSERY RHYME?
I’M NOT HER, I’M ME
Daniel Fogg
NATURE’S CAL
Carla Sarett
HAPPY HALLOWEEN 
Alan Seeger
KNOCK, KNOCK 
Terry Schott
CHARLATAN
Alesha Cary 
THE COSTUME SHOP
Shawn Inmon 
BULL LICK LODGE 
Jaime & Raechel Faulkner 
BAKER’S DOZEN