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There's still time to grab your no-cost copy of Orpheus by Dan DeWitt. Don't miss it.

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Book DetailsTitle: Orpheus
Author: Dan DeWitt
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Genre: Horror (Zombies)
Synopsis: Cameron Holt is fortunate enough to survive the initial outbreak that turns his New England island community into a hive of the undead. So is his son, Ethan. Now, the only thing keeping Holt going is the determination to rescue his son from the undead...or remove him permanently from their ranks. Unfortunately, zombies aren't the only thing getting in his way.

An Interview with Dan DeWitt—Part Two

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There's still a few more days to win a copy of Orpheus by Dan DeWitt. Here's the second part of the interview with the author.

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"I would recommend this to established Parker fans." #BookReview

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Today's post is the first of several guest reviews. The following review was written by Tami from the blog Just One More Thing.... Be sure to check her blog out.

Robert B. Parker's Killing The Blues
by Michael Brandman
Genre: Mystery Book Synopsis Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running a foul of the law.

When a mysterious figure from Jesse's past arrives in town, memories of his last troubled days as a cop in L.A. threaten his ability to k…

#Follow @hobbinb — A truly all-star Self-Published #author. #FF

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Featured Follower: Rob Blackwell
Bec read and reviewed his book, A Soul to Steal, giving it 5 stars. I trust Bec's opinion; after all, she reads more than I do, but when I heard how many books Rob has sold, I was flabbergasted. Despite everyone saying that finding an all-star self-published/Indie author is like finding a needle in a haystack (sorry for the cliche), I can safely say we have done it in short order.

I was glad Rob provided the following information in an email. I share part of it with you now.

"Read this book if you are looking for a light romantic novel." #Kindle #BookReview

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Finding Justus
by Amanda Bretz
Genre: Romance Book Synopsis Justus Kendall is an interior designer from St. Louis who aspires to start her own design firm and when she lands her biggest job to date, remodeling a prestigious old hotel in downtown St. Louis, she is on top of the world. However, while touring the hotel, her happiness is cut short when she finds her fiancé Alex Williams tumbling out of one of the hotel suites, a naked blonde wrapped in a bed sheet tangled in his arms. Justus is stunned, furious and hurt when she finds Alex cheating on her a month before her wedding.

As a way to get over him, and as a chance to have fun and clear her head, Justus convinces her best friend Krystal to accompany her on her honeymoon cruise. While on the cruise Justus meets a handsome Latin dance instructor named Miguel Amores from Miami. The pair quickly find they have red hot chemistry on the dance floor and off of it.

"Lisa is a strong female character that a young girl could look up to." #Kindle #bookreview

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Lisa's Way
by Robert Collins
Genre: Science Fiction Book Synopsis Teenager Lisa Herbert lives in the small town of Mountain View on the planet Fairfield. The Savage Rain decades earlier shut down the hyperspace gate and isolated her world. A casual remark from her sister gets Lisa to ask a simple question: "If life was better before the Savage Rain, why couldn’t it be better again?"

That question starts Lisa on a journey. She reactivates Fairfield's H-gate and travels to three worlds. Each planet offers her a chance to improve life by hard work, by trade, or by making friends. She relies on her brains, her compassion, and a little sneakiness to solve the problems she faces.

We're Giving Away Copies of ORPHEUS by Dan DeWitt

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Book DetailsTitle: Orpheus
Author: Dan DeWitt
Find him online:

FacebookTwitterSmashwordsHis Personal Blog
Genre: Horror (Zombies)
Synopsis: Cameron Holt is fortunate enough to survive the initial outbreak that turns his New England island community into a hive of the undead. So is his son, Ethan. Now, the only thing keeping Holt going is the determination to rescue his son from the undead...or remove him permanently from their ranks. Unfortunately, zombies aren't the only thing getting in his way.

#Follow @SHalvatzis for excellent articles on the craft of writing. #FF

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Featured Follower: Stavros Halvatzis
Stavros was born in Alexandria Egypt, but grew up in Greece and South Africa. After graduating with a BA(Hons.), he spent several years studying film-making in London, before returning to South Africa to teach screenwriting and digital media at tertiary level. He has also taught similar subjects in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisane, Australia, prior to completing his a PhD in narrative studies there. Following the sucess of his first novel, Scarab, Stavros is currently writing on a full-time basis, although he consults and conducts writing classes internationally.

His next novel, The Level, a psychological thriller, is due out in the first quarter of this year.

Get more Twitter followers by helping us out. Read this post for more details.

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Our giveaway of Dan DeWitt's book Orpheus starts in just a few days, and you can help us with it. If you have a blog that you would like to use to help us advertise this giveaway (and you are on Twitter), you are invited to help us out.

In exchange for helping us, we will help you get more followers on Twitter. One way for people to enter to win a copy of the book will be to follow certain Twitter users. The Crew and Dan DeWitt are mandatory, but our plan is to include several other optional follows as well. Yours can be among this list. You are required to do only three things:
Tweet about us.
Fill out the form below.
Post about the Giveaway.
The tweet can be as simple as "Follow @MasqCrew for book reviews of self-published authors." Or, if you like, you can direct them to this blog post. As long as the tweet is positive and encourages your followers to check us out, it will qualify.

After you fill out the form below, I will send you an email with the rest of the instru…

"Be among those who can claim to have discovered Dan DeWitt before he breaks the big time." #bookreview #Kindle

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Orpheus
by Dan DeWitt
Genre: Horror Book Synopsis
Cameron Holt is fortunate enough to survive the initial outbreak that turns his New England island community into a hive of the undead. So is his son, Ethan. Now, the only thing keeping Holt going is the determination to rescue his son from the undead...or remove him permanently from their ranks. Unfortunately, zombies aren't the only thing getting in his way.

An Interview with Dan DeWitt—Part One

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We're gearing up for a giveaway of Dan's novel Orpheus. In preparation for that, we present an interview with Mr. Zombie himself. Enjoy.

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"…proceeds going to charity … should you like horror stories…" #BookReview #Charity

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Scream for Charity
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Genre: Horror Book Synopsis
A collection of five short horror stories aiming to raise money for Charity this Christmas and make your heart race with fear.

Would you like to be one of our featured followers?

One of our goals this year is to expand our reach, especially on Twitter, but it can't be all about us. I want to help our loyal followers gain a bigger reach online as well, so I'm going to try out a new feature: featured followers. I will occasionally feature someone who...

Follows us (obviously)Maintains (or represents) a related blog The second item requires a little more explanation. I'm looking for two kinds of blogs to feature. Those that blog about booksThose that blog about writing I don't mind featuring a personal blog of a writer or an author, but there should also be some blog posts about writing.

I have a few people in mind that I would like to feature, so I may be approaching some of you personally. But in order to have a regular feature, I will also need to have a pool of people to choose from, so I am extending the invitation to the Twitterverse in general. If you have a blog that you think would qualify for our featured status, please fill out the f…

"You will savour every page." #Kindle #BookReview

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Destinies
by Karleene Morrow

Genre: Historical Fiction Book Synopsis
Catherine seizes the crown of Russia and a thousand miles away a Rhineland boy’s life is changed forever.

When his parents and friends accept Catherine’s invitation to come live in her country, Christian is catapulted out of his boyhood and into a world of enigmas: a corrupt ship captain, a meeting with the new empress, a Russian blacksmith, a band of Gypsies and a forbidden girl that he can’t sweep out of his heart.

With intrigue at court surrounding her, she suddenly learns of a plot to overthrow her while she also has to contend with a senate that fights every attempt she makes to modernize her barbaric country. Then to her horror she must try to fend off a rebellion that is driving toward Moscow and to the Volga colonies where Christian and his family have settled.

Through ten years of her lover’s abuses and infidelity, Catherine is a woman—tender, fragile, giving. But as she turns on the rebels and her own s…

"A good crime story with an interesting serial killer." #BookReview #Kindle

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Taking Control
by Kimberly Mullican

Book Synopsis
Kat Trueblood, genetically engineered medium and former CIA Agent, thought she had escaped the danger and drama of her previous life. She has a stable job as a paralegal, is dating her first girlfriend, and has plenty of time to spend with her best friend and guardian – a ghost named Grant.

In denial about missing the action of her former life, Kat’s thrust head first back into it when the Russian mafia – the same guys who raped and tortured her for two weeks during active duty – targets her and her family. The CIA forces her to choose between working with the FBI to catch a serial killer who is slaughtering area drag queens or leaving her family at risk.

Distracted by discovering Grant is in love with her and her girlfriend ending up on the suspect list, Kate finds herself as the hunted instead of the hunter. Captured by the killer, she must face her inner demons in order to survive and end the serial killer’s mayhem.

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Requestedhttp://www.nimpentoad.comFantasyChildren's fantasyEMBATTLED
Requestedhttp://www.amazon.com/EMBATTLED-ebook/dp/B005ZLLR4M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321841288&sr=1-1Science Fictionadventure/lovestoryOld Boneshttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056TKBUY/General FictionHistoricalBlood And Guitars
Requestedhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00529IDZS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d1_g351_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=01NKM0P4DW14VCTFS9D9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846FantasyParanormalESTRA Corp.http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/estra-cor…

Did you miss any of our 5 STAR reviews in 2011? #bookreview

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Five Star Reviews
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