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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Congrats to our Winners from the Authors' Cave Grand Launch Festival!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the festival at Authors' Cave yesterday! It was a total blast and we even had a special visit by Hugh Howey! You never know what may happen in the cave!

Now, let's get to it! Here are the winners!


Winner of the Most Enticing Book Trailer
Martin Adil-Smith 
The Demons of Emily Eldritch

Martin will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card and his winning trailer will be displayed on the Authors' Cave homepage.

Purchase The Demons of Emily Eldritch



Congrats to our Most Enticing Book Trailer finalist nominees! 
You each win a paperback of your choice.

Demelza Carlton - Mel Goes to Hell
Lorrie Farrelly - Terms of Temptation
Jalpa Williby- Chaysing Dreams
Jalpa Williby - Chaysing Memories





Scavenger Hunt Winners 
$10 Amazon Gift Card, a fun cooler, 1 paperback and 2 ebooks from our Giveaways

Scavenger Hunt #1 Winner
Heather Anne Osborne

Scavenger Hunt #2 Winner
Elizabeth Hull

Scavenger Hunt #3 Winner
March McCarron



Winner of the 7-word short story contest
Demelza Carlton
Demelza will receive a free entry into the Authors' Cave Book Awards
& 1 paperback 



Winner of the 1-sentence opener
Kate Holdsworth
Kate will receive a free entry into the Authors' Cave Book Awards
& 1 paperback



Winner of Count the Corks
Kate Holdsworth
Kate wins a free Premium Membership at Authors' Cave
(There were 130 corks in the vase!)



Winner of the Post a High School Pic Race

First post

Joe DeRouen

Paperback

Second post

Heather AnneOsborne

ebook

Third post

Charles Carfagno, Jr.

ebook

Winner of "Find Hugh Howey and get him to say hello."
Mary Fonville
Wins a Premium Membership
Already a Premium Member, she has graciously 
gifted the membership to
Sonya Dodd



Congrats to the following entrants into the 7-word short story contest.
You receive 1 ebook from the Giveaways.



Lex Allen
Donna Walo Clancy
Kat Miller
Heather Anne Osborne
Elizabeth Hull
Cynthia Pratt
Demelza Carlton
Bryan Miller
Liam Taylor
Mary Fonville
Charles Carfagno, Jr.
Miranda Wyatt-Mills
Faith Flores
Scott Frothingham
Kathryn Dionne
Venky Iyer
Kat Miller


Congrats to the following entrants into the 1-sentence opener.
You receive 1 ebook from the Giveaways.



Mary Fonvielle
March McCarron
Leonie Rogers
Cecyle Rexrode
John Hancock
Terry Maggert
Faith Flores
Bryan Miller
Elizabeth Hull
Kate Holdsworth
Demelza Carlton
Maria Greene
Miranda Wyatt Mills


Congrats again to everyone! It was a great day and I hope you were able to take some things away from it - even if you didn't win a prize! We all have a lot of work to do over the next year! Let's get to it!

-Ginger

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You saw it here first! Authors' Cave Most Enticing Book Trailer Winner is...



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Congrats to all of you who entered our Most Enticing Book Trailer contest at Authors' Cave! I am so proud of you guys and you have helped your fellow authors by giving them a glimpse of what is out there. 

We all need these in our toolbox!

Stay tuned for future announcements of our book trailer creation workshop!

I hope you guys have enjoyed our Grand Launch Festival Day! Lots of exciting things to come!

-Ginger

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Authors' Cave Scavenger Hunt #2 - The Earth? Oh the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds!" CLOSED




Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to Grand Launch Festival Day! We have a lot of fun and silly things planned so hopefully you guys will stick around and have some fun with us to celebrate our first year! 


You can join the festival by clicking these links!



-Ginger

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Time to Play Count the Corks! You could win a free Premium Membership!



It's time to play Count the Corks! I'm sure if we added up all of the corks our members have with the amount of wine we have discussed that we drink.... HOW MANY CORKS ARE IN THE VASE? Closest without going over wins a free PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP. Enter your guess here in this comment string. In the case of a tie...we will figure it out! LOL!

Enter your guess at our FB  discussion groupEnter your guess at our FB  discussion group!

Winner will be announced at 6:00 pm EST!

Authors' Cave Scavenger Hunt #1 - The Beatings will Continue Until Morale Improves... CLOSED!






THIS SCAVENGER HUNT IS CLOSED! CHECK BACK AT 2PM EST FOR SCAVENGER HUNT #2!

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Grand Launch Festival Day! We have a lot of fun and silly things planned so hopefully you guys will stick around and have some fun with us to celebrate our first year! Let's get this party started!


You can join the festival by clicking these links!



-Ginger

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Authors' Cave Blog Train - We have a new passenger! Shaheen Darr!



Welcome to the Authors' Cave Blog Train!



You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Launch Festival Day!Join us for what is sure to be a blast with the Most Enticing Book Trailer Contest winner announcement, scavenger hunts, giveaways, Google social hangouts, and our kick off for the 1st Annual Authors' Cave Book Awards where you can win $500 cash, a Kindle Fire or Nook, and free promotion of your book for a year at Authors' Cave!


July 22, 2014 



Back to the train...Get to know the blogger - that's me!

3 sentences about me: Featuring Shaheen Darr. I question life a lot, hence the book below.
My family means the world to me. If given a chance I would love to make a difference in the world, I can see myself holding a banner of peace and waving it in the faces of politicians!



Elevator Speech: Provide 2 sentences to 'SELL' your book(s).

A book for those who reflect on life and all its hues.
For those who need a little bit of inspiration this might help you notice the silver lining on the grey cloud.



The first 3 words I would use to describe myself are: loving, loyal, positive

I am currently working on this project: I am writing a fictional novel, very close to heart as it is somewhat entwined with my own life story.

My favorite thing about Authors' Cave...I have only just started to participate in Author's Cave so am enjoying the initial interactions.

Enough about me...here are 3 more books from Authors' Cave you might enjoy!





Stay on the train and follow these authors next!

Get to know Charles Carfagno, Jr.
Get to know Joe DeRouen

Get to know Claudette Alexander

Answer to Festival Day Scavenger Hunt Question #3: Train

Have a great day! By the way, I am very much into the soul, so I just purchased a copy, Shaheen!


-Ginger


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Authors' Cave Festival Blog Train


Welcome to the Authors' Cave Blog Train!



You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Launch Festival Day!Join us for what is sure to be a blast with the Most Enticing Book Trailer Contest winner announcement, scavenger hunts, giveaways, Google social hangouts, and our kick off for the 1st Annual Authors' Cave Book Awards where you can win $500 cash, a Kindle Fire or Nook, and free promotion of your book for a year at Authors' Cave!


July 22, 2014 



Back to the train...Get to know the blogger - that's me!

3 sentences about me: My name is Ginger Gelsheimer and I write The Dark Days series, a loosely-based prequel to the Hunger Games, with my daughter Taylor. I also co-write the Aurora Conspiracy franchise with my writing partner and one of my all time best friends, Christina Keats. 



Elevator Speech: Provide 2 sentences to 'SELL' your book(s).

End of the World (The Dark Days, Episode #1) - I wanted to know what caused the formation of the 13 districts and what led to the first Game. This is that story. 

Quest of the Hybrid (Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy: Book 1) The 10-year old mystery behind a mother’s disappearance will drive Jesse Proctor to all ends of the universe. The truth will deliver her into a world unknown where she’ll discover the most important secret of her life.

The first 3 words I would use to describe myself are: Passionate, Driven, Creative

One thing that is odd and interesting about me: I purposefully try to grow vegetables that aren't your typical everyday varieties. White Greta eggplants and purple Cherokee tomatoes for instance.

I am currently working on this project: I am about to finish Dark Beginnings - The Dark Days series, Episode #4 and hope to release it this month!

My favorite thing about Authors' Cave...has to be the support family. When I started the Book Review Depot, I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined what an amazing group of people would come together! I just needed a review! :) Now, I am blessed to have made friends all over the world who are willing to share their experiences - good and bad! We laugh and cry together!

Click here to follow me with my Premium Member Profile

Enough about me...here are 3 more books from Authors' Cave you might enjoy!





Stay on the train and follow these authors next!

Get to know Chameleon
Get to know G.H. Bright
Get to know Kat Miller 
(her mushroom risotto is to die for!)

Answer to Festival Day Scavenger Hunt Question #3: Train

Have a great day!
-Ginger


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Grand Launch Festival Day Giveaways!



Join the fun for Grand Launch Festival Day and you could win some of these fantastic giveaways!

Free Premium Membership                            Paperbacks


ebooks                         $10 Gift Cards                        Book of the Year Awards Entry




















Join the festivities at:





-Ginger

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review Caught Off Guard Series

GINGER'S SPICE
Flavored Reviews 
by Ginger Gelsheimer

Caught Off Guard Series
by L. Sommers





Click here to view The Fall trailer

5 stars!

A twist ... and a double triple twist!


Brief synopsis: In The Fall, Desiree Parker is independent, smart, beautiful...and she has a secret. So when she meets Liam, the guy of her dreams she's scared. Scared that he will break her heart because he's too good for her and scared that if he loves her and finds out her secret, he won't understand. Liam has a secret, too and it might just be too much.

In the sequel, The Hidden Truth, heck everyone has a secret! Just when you think you have it figured out, there's another twist!

Originality: I think it's hard to be original in the romance genre-it seems they are more about passion and chemistry, as they should be, but I did love the mix of romance and mystery and thought this added original flavor to the story. Not only am I chasing Liam with Desiree, but I am dying to know her secret. The author did a beautiful job weaving the mystery through the story line, never giving too much away. 

In The Hidden Truth, the secret comes out and Desiree will do anything to protect Liam, the love of her life, including leaving him behind. But wait...is what she's running from true? Sorry no spoilers!

Characters: Ms. Sommers did a wonderful job creating characters that drew me in right away. Liam is easy to love. He's well developed, rich, gorgeous and has a personality-not to mention a yacht and Mi Dulce Angel! I enjoyed Desiree's character as well. I am not much for damsel in distress type leading ladies, so Desiree is refreshing. She's also not one of those blind fools that leaves caution completely to the wind.

In The Hidden Truth, Desiree has a major quirk - she insists on handling her dire issues herself. If she could only trust in those who love her, she would not get herself in so much hot water. We see a different side of Liam, desperate in love, passionate and helpless that he can't help Desiree when she disappears to save him!

Recommendation: This goes well with fine wine, anything covered in truffle oil and a night on the water! I highly recommend the Caught Off Guard Series if you like a great romance that will sweep you away.

-Ginger
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Authors' Cave Most Enticing Book Trailer Contest Entries 21 - 33!



Do to the success and number of entries into the Most Enticing Book Trailer Contest, we have created this second blog post for the next twenty entries. If you missed the first post you may click here to view trailer entries #001-#020.  


If you would like to enter the contest, follow the link below.


Over the next couple of weeks, we will be displaying the book trailer entries here on this blog post and also around the Authors' Cave social media network. Which one is your favorite and makes you want to buy the book?

Voting is currently open! CLICK HERE!

Book Trailer #021



Darkspire Reaches

by C.N. Lesley



Click here to view the Darkspire Reaches trailer


Purchase Darkspire Reaches














Book Trailer #022

The World at War
by Pam Funke


Click here to view The World at War trailer
Purchase the World at War



















Book Trailer #023

The Riddle of Prague
by Laura DeBruce


















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Book Trailer #024

Operation Dark Angel
by Pam Funke


Purchase Operation Dark Angel





Book Trailer #025

Mel Goes to Hell
by Demelza Carlton


ARC is available 




Book Trailer #026


Tam Lin
by Heather Anne Osborne

Purchase Tam Lin




Book Trailer #027



A Valley Experience

by Pam Funke



Purchase A Valley Experience




Book Trailer #028



Through the Eyes of a Child

by Pam Funke

Purchase Through the Eyes of a Child



Book Trailer #029

At the End of the Line
by Kathryn Longino

Click here to view At the End of the Line trailer
Purchase At the End of the Line


















Book Trailer #030

Blaming the Child
by K T Bowes

Purchase Blaming the Child



Book Trailer #031

The Fall
by L. Sommers

Click here to view The Fall trailer
Purchase The Fall
















Book Trailer #032

Ephraim's Curious Device
by Lita Burke


Purchase Ephraim's Curious Device




Book Trailer #033


Children of Fire
by Mary Fonvielle

Purchase Children of Fire




-Ginger

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