a giveaway from brandy rivers

I have read each of her books as they have come out and love them, I also befriended the author on facebook. Here is info on her books and giveaway! anamaree

That’s right, it’s here. It’s live. Falling Into Place, the next part of the Others of Edenton is available. Learn more about the Silver Council and the mages. This journey is darker and more heartfelt than the ones that came before.

~ Sometimes it all has to fall apart to fall into place ~

Robert would have done anything for Liz, even let her go when she claimed she needed to be alone. With his life in shambles, he dove into his work as a SilverCouncil enforcer.

Liz never fit in, but to protect her first love, she walked away when a wild burst of magic nearly killed him.

Tremaine found her, and helped her put her life back together.

The man who tore her world apart awakes from a 21 year slumber with revenge on his mind. Nothing will stop James from tearing the power from Liz’s body.

After learning James is alive, Robert rushes to Liz and bands together with Tremaine to keep her safe. Facing her worst fears Liz realizes she can only fall apart or fall into place.

Falling Into Place Release Day Giveaway

Falling Into Place Playlist


Have you read the rest of the series?

You can catch up with the Others of Edenton with these titles.

– New Beginnings –

Jess was tired of being under appreciated in her old pack. She took a chance and moved to Edenton. Slater is her new Alpha. He can’t seem to stay away. Neither were looking for someone, but they both found what they needed in each other. There’s just one problem. Someone wants control of the pack and he’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sassy psychic werewolf, hot Alpha, crazy second

– In Too Deep –

Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic.
Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind. Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. It’s just another depressing night until he’s attacked by vampires. Thinking he killed them, he runs into the night and crashes into Fallon. Sparks fly.

– Shadows Fall –

Amethyst Lakes is a nymph with a problem. She left her ex-boyfriend when he started to
smother her. Nothing she says seems to keep him away. Carl needs Amethyst more than he needs to breathe, but she just doesn’t get it. He’ll stop at nothing to make her stay. An old friend and teenage crush will keep her safe until Amethyst can decide how to deal with Carl once and for all.

– Shadows of the Past –

Amethyst is a nymph with regrets. She moves to Edenton to start over. Hayden is a suspicious Sheriff who hasn’t been interested in women in ages. That all changes when one of his officers drags Amethyst into his life. An old Fae nightmare is after Amethyst, he needs her to take his old form. Hayden will stop at nothing to protect Amethyst, but she may be the only one who can stop the Shadow.

Brandy L Rivers

My name is Brandy L Rivers. I’m a wife and mother of three with an overactive imagination. I’ve been obsessed with monsters and magic for pretty much ever. So I decided to write the stories that keep me awake at night.

I started writing at a very young age. It probably didn’t help that I won the young author award in first grade, it might have started it all.

If you haven’t figured it out, I love to read. Those choose your own adventures were an early favorite. Then I moved on to Stephen King at 10. Hey, my grandmother who I love dearly got me started on horror movies at 5. Then by 12 I was reading Anne Rice. I read just about anything, but I love my monsters and magic.

You can find me here
Website, Goodreads, Amazon,
Smashwords, Facebook, and Twitter.

yes, i am a contest junkie

I am determined to win me a Kindle Fire HD. I want I want I want! So nothing entertaining to see here just a contest for you to enter that will lower my chances of winning but hey, I’m not selfish. So best of luck to us all!

p.s. sorry if it’s not pretty, I followed the instructions to a T but the preview was funky…. here’s to luck!

Kindle HDX NOvember


Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)


Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)


Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)



  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Ripple Effect Romance Series
  4. Dark Motive’s Books & More
  5. Fae Books
  6. Author Marianne Morea
  7. Buku-Buku Didi
  8. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
  9. Author Stacy Claflin
  10. Patchwork Press
  11. Author Louise Caiola
  12. Author Bella Street
  13. Author Bonnie Blythe
  14. Author Julia Crane
  15. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  16. Author Kim Cresswell
  17. A Bookish Escape
  18. Author Talia Jager
  19. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  20. Fiction Dreams
  21. Book Angel Booktopia
  22. Kelly’s Lucky You
  23. Author Roxanne Crouse
  24. Author Rachelle Christensen
  25. Author Jennifer Laurens
  26. Hardback Book Hotties
  27. Lori’s Reading Corner
  28. Author Misty Moncur
  29. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors
  30. Author Elizabeth Isaacs
  31. Living, Learning and Loving Life
  32. Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader
  33. My Story That I Like Best
  34. LeahSay’s Views
  35. Christine’s Blog
  36. Candle Light Reads
  38. The Demon Librarian
  39. SMIBookClub
  40. Author T.L. Clarke
  41. Back Off My Books
  42. Michael SciFan
  43. Author Carole Brown
  44. Coffee and Characters
  45. No Thought 2 Small
  46. Stanley and Katrina, Pet Authors
  47. Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf
  48. Love Bites & Silk
  49. Kimber Leigh Writes
  50. Author Rae Z. Ryans
  51. Author Georgina Young-Ellis
  52. The Reporter and the Girl
  53. Fic Central
  54. Like a Broken Vessel


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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 11/30/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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testing testing


Goals are dreams with deadlines, so keep dreaming and make them happen!

Yes, I need to be more regular at blogging.  Will I? Who knows. My intentions are good but I get so side tracked. First I have my actual life, second that life needs constant attention, third I have a few jobs.  These days I am a wife, mother, grandmother raising granddaughter. I have a part-time job , along with with two other side businesses. The side businesses are two companies whose products I love and really enjoy the discount on. Don’t worry, this is not a sales pitch but just me sharing and reminding us all that there are many parts to every individual. Some expected and assumed, others quite surprising.

Some things I do:

Judo (3rd degree brown belt
Team Beachbody Coach
NYR Organics Rep

and my passion, which I hope to turn into an income some day, writing, as many of you know. This is NaNoWriMo month. Every November. You want to write? Then Write! It’s fun, it’s free.

Goals are dreams with deadlines. Never forget your dreams, just make them happen!

Now, for the testing testing title, let’s see 🙂

getting back on track


Now that routine is getting settled with baby girl and new job, I realize how much I have been neglecting myself and am ready to get back on track. Had my Shakeology for breakfast and did a small workout with granddaughter. She is so cute trying to do squats and push-ups! Dancing with her is serious aerobics, she is exhausting!

Challenging myself to count my veggies and fruits, I eat them but don’t think I have been eating as much as I should lately (although I do constantly finish her apples and bananas). Water is never an issue since I drink tons

Currently I am working an extra couple hours to cover another location, when that position is filled I will take those two hours back for writing time and longer workout time.

Updating my entries online at my tracking site http://www.MakeYourFatCry.com (FREE!) And thanks to being some “magic” age, I will have new numbers to enter when I go get my blood drawn and results from doctor FUN FUN!

Blood pressure has gone up over the last year (imagine that!) but nothing doc is worried about, I just have to track it for a few months and give him results, he expects it to go down now that life is becoming more routine and I am GETTING BACK ON TRACK!

I love trying out new apps for tracking, the above is my favorite for overall goal tracking (weight, measurements, BP, sugars, etc.).  For food tracking I like MyFitnessPal (also free online and smartphone app). Currently trying out Jillian Michaels Slim Down smartphone app as well as P90X smartphone app.

Also updating my to-do list and even set reminders to check my to-do list, yea, I’m bad at that one!

the good life


I was so excited when the March issue of The Good Life Magazine came out. Not only did a friend of mine get an article published in the local magazine, she mentioned me in it! The article was written by Suzette Hollingsworth, a local published author of some awesome books, you can find them on Amazon. What most amazes me about her kind words is that instead of sending her my rough draft that was in order and had spell checked, I sent her the ROUGH ROUGH draft that was totally out of order and not spell checked, yet she still plodded through it. Bless her heart.

Now to figure out how to balance everything in my new life so I can get it all done. I had no idea how busy it is to be unemployed!

the blank page



How to start? Where to start? What to say?

I keep thinking about these questions and more and realized all thinking was getting me was a blank page. Nothing is harder for me that putting the first words down, once the page is no longer blank though it gets easier for me to keep writing.

This blog will not have just one topic as it is more about the current journey I am on in life. The main focuses will be:
Raising a grandchild
Writing a book for the first time
Staying healthy and getting stronger
Balancing life in general

Knowing me there will be more than few random and totally “off topic” posts, as it will just depend on what is going on in life and what mood I am in.   So sit back and enjoy the ride, I plan to.

Bye bye blank page!