Thursday, March 6, 2014

Author Chat & Book Spotlight with Giveaway ~~ Before the Devil Knows You're Dead by Patricia Eimer (Entangled Edge)

I'm happy to welcome Patrica Eimer to Sapphyria's Book Reviews today!! 

Why I Love Chatting With Strangers

I have a confession to make. This thing I have to confess, it embarrasses my daughter terribly. Every time I do it she rolls her eyes and blushes. I guess it’s easy to be humiliated by your mother when you’re eleven but still what I do embarrasses her. This horrible, embarrassing thing that I do? Picking my nose you ask? 

Discussing bowel movements? Nothing as serious as all that but troubling for an adolescent I love chatting with people. I love asking questions. And what I love most of all is when people ask me what I do. I tell them that I write love stories and almost always, no matter who I tell—men or women, old or young—they all say the same thing. “Oh do I have a story for you. And this story is better than your’s because it’s true.” 

The next thing my daughter knows we’re standing in the dairy section or the Bed Bath and Beyond, or once to her mortification in the training bra section of Macy’s, and this random stranger is telling me about their grandparents and their epic wartime love story. Or the neighbor who’s love was stronger than cancer. The people they know that found love after amazing loss. 

That’s the thing that my eleven year old hasn’t figured out. All of us, each and ever one, love love. We want to know that there is something in life stronger than pain and suffering and death. We want to know that even with job loss and crazy government officials and war and everything else that we might face there is something stronger. We want to read stories about that thing. We want to feel it in our own life and we want to believe in it. Hold it close to our bodies and use it as something to believe in. 

That thing is love. Each of us want to be loved and love is what inspires me. The stories that I write can ever be as touching, as beautiful, or as meaningful as the ones that random strangers tell me and that’s what inspires me to keep writing. That desire to get closer to the meaning of what it is that keeps each of us moving forward, searching for that thing that makes our time on this giant spinning ball of dirt worthwhile.

Thank you for being on the blog today, Patricia!!

Not Even Death Keeps a Good Demoness Down 

There’s never an end to the crazy when you’re demon spawn. Not that Faith Bettincourt’s complaining. She’s been patching things up with her angelic on-again off-again boyfriend, Matt, and her best-friend-turned-sister-in-law is soon giving birth to the Anti-Christ Part Deux. Oh, and Faith is saving kids from Death in her pediatric unit one soul at a time. Life is good. 

Until Faith accidentally runs over the Angel of Death and is forced to take his place. Now she’s taking lives instead of saving them. Which is kind of a problem when you’re a nurse. As if that weren’t bad enough, she is suddenly thrust into the worst scenario of them all--Matt’s ex Brenda is back, and she’s brought the Apocalypse with her. 

Faith’s not about to give up the world...or her man. But when the chips are down, what’s a demoness supposed to do? Besides take matters into her own hands, of course.

Book Details:


Author: Patricia Eimer 

EBook: 368 pages 

Release Date: February 24, 2014 

ISBN: 978-1622661183

5 bundles of an ebook copy of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead with any other 
Entangled ebook released at the same time -- Covet, Suspense, etc.
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About the Author:

Patricia Eimer is a small-town girl fated to be a storyteller. After a stint of "thinking practically," she earned degrees in Business and Economics, but her passion has always been a good book. She lives in Pittsburgh with her two kids and a husband who learned the art of frozen pizza to give her more time to write. When she’s not writing she can be found fencing or arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the beagle wins, but the dalmatian is a close second. She’s a distant third.

Blog Tour Schedule Link:

3/3/2014- Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!- Interview

3/3/2014- Books and Things- Excerpt

3/4/2014- Romantic Reads and Such- Guest Post

3/4/2014- Let's Talk About Books- Review

3/5/2014- The Jeep Diva- Guest Post

3/5/2014- Cassandra Lost in Books- Excerpt

3/6/2014- Sapphyria's Book Reviews- Guest Post

3/6/2014- Read-Love-Blog- Excerpt

3/7/2014- Miriam Smith- Review or Spotlight

3/7/2014- Fantasy Book Addict- Guest Post

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