Monday, June 13, 2011

Let's Celebrate! Book Giveaway Extravaganza

Two Ends of the Pen is 3 years old this month and what better way to celebrate than to give away books!  I have a fantastic line-up of fellow authors who have graciously agreed to give away copies of their books.  All give aways will be digital ebooks.  To enter for a chance to win, please leave your contact information in the comments section by Thursday, June 16 at 6pm EST so if you are chosen, I can get in touch with you.

The winners will be selected using and announced on Friday, June 17 .

Now, let's get right to the books:

Sean Sweeney
Rogue Agent: When the 2012 Summer Olympics opened in London, security was at a fever pitch. They said it was going to be the safest Olympic Games yet. 

They were wrong.

Heightened security did not stop a terrorist attack on the final group stage match of the Olympic soccer tournament between the United States and the host Great Britain, played at the fabled Wembley Stadium, the home of British football. And when an agent of al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, it sent both the United States and the United Kingdom into a heightened state of alert.

There is only one problem for the terrorist: Outbound Eurostar service to Paris and flights out of Heathrow have been shut down – but flights into London continue to come in. At the request of the President of the United States, the CIA calls upon the one agent – Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a. Snapshot – he can trust to seek out the killers of many American citizens and bring them to justice. But what occurs in London during Snapshot’s mission leads to political maneuvering – and Jaclyn going against everything she knows.

J.M. Pierce - winner will receive all 3 books

Failing Test: You know him, but you can't remember his name. He is the one that is always there, in the background, all but invisible to those roaming the hallways. What if he had a secret? What if it was a secret that even he didn't know?

Test Davis has always been a blur to those around him. He's a shadow like a million other kids--not smart enough for the academic team, not beast enough for the football team, not extroverted enough for the drama crowd. In all things Test is just...not, which is why no one ever notices him. But what happens when someone does notice him-- Nicole Paxton, a cheerleader, no less? What happens on the night that Test finds out there's nothing average about him and that a powerful gift has been hidden within, secretly waiting to be set free and alter his life forever? The question is, will that power save him and those he loves or tear them apart?

A Shadow's Light: After fleeing his home in Lincoln, Test Davis settles in the small town of Saratoga, Wyoming, where he hopes to slip into obscurity. But when his boss’s niece, Alyssa, draws him reluctantly into a relationship, he’s afraid he won’t be able to hide who—and what—he really is. When a horrific confrontation with two co-workers forces Test to go back on the run, he reunites with an old friend, discovers that Alyssa has a secret of her own, and finds the answer to the question he’s been too afraid to ask: What am I?

Duality: Can the damned be saved?  Kurt Lavine is at the end of his rope. Having buried his wife and eldest daughter, his grip on reality begins to fade. The loss of his loved ones, as well as his job, sends him into a downward spiral filled with alcohol and self pity. Inevitably, his mother has reported him to DHS, resulting in the loss of his two remaining children. Desperate and capable of anything, Kurt has nothing to lose...or so he thinks. 

The day comes when, in a fit of anger, Kurt kills a man. In his attempt to flee, his tumultuous life comes to an abrupt end. For some, death is a blessing, but for Kurt, death is a name, or more specifically, his new name: Gavril--Satan's newest demon servant. Though his life was filled with pain, his death is tormented with the memories of the destruction his days above Hell purchased. Having successfully harvested the soul he's desired, Satan sees him as an easy mark; however, he's not counting on the fact that Gavril retains his faith. Even among the damned, Gavril knows that there is only one name that matters in both Heaven and Hell, but is his enduring faith, combined with the love of his children, enough to save him?

JC Phelps - winner will receive all 3 books

Color Me Grey: Meet Alexis Stanton, a 5' 4" petite young woman with a yen for adventure. She grew up as a tomboy wishing she could have all the adventures boys could have. She has since decided that being a boy instead of a girl has its advantages, but being a woman is much better. Raised in a family with money, she was able to pick and choose her education. She had been schooled in everything from being a lady to courses with Special Forces instructors. Her desire for adventure and her boredom with her current employment and a strange 'HELP WANTED' ad causes her to quit. She finds that job she could "just die for"... and it looks like she just might!

Shades of Grey: Answering a strange "HELP WANTED" ad, placed by White and associates, Alex finds herself in a partnership with a company she knows almost nothing about. Along with her job she's acquired a new name and a whole new set of rules to live by. Now known as Ms. Grey, she realizes she even prefers that to Alex. One thing leads to another when she takes on a routine case. A legendary sniper known only as Penumbra, becomes her main focus. Can she unravel Penumbra's true identity and should she?

Reflections of Grey: Alexis Stanton returns as Ms. Grey to struggle with love and identity. Taking her first undercover job, she's forced to do and wear things she'd rather not. All the while, fighting with her feelings for the elusive Mr. White. Working with White and Associates is everything she dreamed it would be and more. Adventure, training and excitement abound. But what it ultimately leads to might not be what she expects. Follow along as she learns the truth about the people around her as well as her own past and future.

Sandra Edwards
Staked: Ava Valentine is a time-traveling bounty hunter from the distant future. She's chased her fugitive back to present-day New York City, where she anticipates an uneventful capture even though she's a little on edge because she's meeting a new contact.

Dexter Stone is a mysterious soldier of fortune who's agreed to take Ava to her bounty--for a fee. What Ava's not expecting is to get mixed up with a man she suspects is a vampire! 

After a run-in with an unsavory character from Ava's past, she and Stone are forced into an uneasy alliance. But very soon she'll discover she could be Stone's saving grace--or his downfall. 

Matthew Verish - winner will receive both books
Raven's Heart: The most unlikely journeys are often prompted by a question of one’s heart. An exiled man wonders if he should forsake his new life and risk returning to his homeland. A troubled girl seeks a chance at redemption for a terrible crime she has committed. A solitary tracker debates whether or not to correspond with an infamous and supernatural criminal. A vagabond thief chances leaving behind the world he knew for an unknown destiny.

They are an unlikely cast of characters driven by their own personal motives. By chance or by fate, they find themselves in one another’s company, willingly embarking upon an eccentric wizard’s mission to recover a magical stone of untold power: Raven’s Heart. If they can see past their own ambitions, they might survive their quest and ultimately realize that the success of their mission could determine the fate of the world in which they live.

The Hawk's ShadowIn the aftermath of Raven’s Heart, the tracker named Hawkwing and the former bandit known as the White Demon try to evade a clandestine organization known as the Seroko. “The Hawk’s Shadow” tells their tale and bridges Raven’s Heart with the upcoming Black Earth Trilogy.

JL Bryan

Jenny Pox: Jenny's touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't control her power, so she devotes her life to avoiding contact with other people in her small Southern town. Her senior year of high school, she meets the one boy she can touch...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the horrific power inside her to confront his devious, manipulative girlfriend, who secretly wields the most wicked power of all.

FANTASTIC LINE-UP, RIGHT?  Be sure to leave your contact info in the comments for a chance to win these fabulous books and look for the winning names on Friday.