Contest & Cooking with the Authors of Demons at Deadnight

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I am SO incredibly excited to be featuring some of my favorite folks today. The Kirks of Teens Read and Write are here sharing a recipe from the new book Alyssa and Eileen Kirk cowrote called Demons at Deadnight. Yay! Check it out:

Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.
The Hex Boys—mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction—have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.
What the secret word for?

If you visit all the tour stops and collect all the secret words, starting March 9th you can enter to win a Kindle fire with a skin! Visit the AEKirk Blog Tour Page for details and a list of tour stop locations.

Contest: The Reeducation of Cherry Truong

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“Cherry Truong’s parents have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California home, sending him to Vietnam to live with distant relatives. Determined to bring him back, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to their homeland and finds herself on a journey to uncover her family’s decades-old secrets—hidden loves, desperate choices, and lives ripped apart by the march of war and currents of history.

The Reeducation of Cherry Truong tells the story of two fierce and unforgettable families, the Truongs and the Vos: their harrowing escape from Vietnam after the war, the betrayal that divided them, and the stubborn memories that continue to bind them years later, even as they come to terms with their hidden sacrifices and bitter mistakes. Kim-Ly, Cherry’s grandmother, once wealthy and powerful in Vietnam, now struggles to survive in Little Saigon, California without English or a driver’s license. Cherry’s other grandmother Hoa, whose domineering husband has developed dementia, discovers a cache of letters from a woman she thought had been left behind. As Cherry pieces their stories together, she uncovers the burden of her family’s love and the consequences of their choices.

Set in Vietnam, France, and the United States, Aimee Phan’s sweeping debut novel reveals a family still yearning for reconciliation, redemption, and a place to call home.”

Sounds good right? Since my parents immigrated in the 70s, I love immigrant stories. Some of my favorite films (The Namesake, Under the Same Moon, and Shades of Ray) delve into the challenges immigrants and their children face. Personally I have always felt that being the child of immigrants means having one foot in each country. Now let me tell you how to enter.

Free eBooks Alert: Sixty Acres & Love Amid the Ashes

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Good morning cupcakes! How was your weekend? I have some great news for my fellow Christian Fiction fans. Thanks to Revell and Bethany House these two ebooks are currently FREE for the Kindle and the nook: Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews (Kindle, nook) and Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings (Kindle, nook). Ya gotta love starting the week with free reads. As always, I urge you gals to get out there and grab these while the offer still stands.

Passing the Mic: Check out the review of Love Amid the Ashes at Southern Sassy Things. And review of Sixty Acres and a Bride at The Overweight Bookshelf. Along the Way also has a review of Sixty Acres and a Bride.
Don’t have a Kindle but still interested? Consider downloading the Kindle reader (for free) for your for PC, BlackBerry, Android, or iOS device. Own a nook? Check out Free Friday at Hott Books.