99 cent November, Giveaway, and a Quaint Pub

Holy cow! Is it really November? I remember when 2015 started and November seemed so far away. Now there’s only two months left till 2016 and I don’t even want to think about how many shopping days are left until Christmas. I’m so not prepared!

November is a big month for many. In the US, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. And for authors, it marks a manic time. Yep, it’s NaNo time, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. I’m not joining the fun, but I’m on the sidelines cheering on all the participants. Write your pants off folks!

What else is happening this month? A whole lot. I don’t want to overwhelm everyone, so I’ll only mention two events today. The first is hosted by Milo James Fowler.

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Every week in November, Daniel AusemaJames Garcia Jr.Anne E. JohnsonSimon KewinMichelle Ann KingTB MarkinsonTyrean MartinsonRhonda ParrishLoni Townsendand Milo James Fowler will be lowering the prices on a few of our eBooks. In the spirit of the season, we’re giving our readers something to be thankful for.Here’s a sample of what you’ll be able to download for only 99cents — Click each cover for details:

  http://www.amazon.com/Claudia-Must-Die-T-Markinson-ebook/dp/B00OXVABV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415280444&sr=8-1&keywords=claudia+must+die  http://www.amazon.com/Marionette-T-B-Markinson-ebook/dp/B00GIVDDHW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384789275&sr=8-1&keywords=marionette+t+b

Spire Singers - #99cent


Seeing Ghosts - #99cent

Don’t miss out on these fantastic titles at such a low price!

And now for the second November event, hosted by me. TBMs giveaway 2

Today is the kickoff for November’s giveaway. All of the books are fantastic and the authors are simply wonderful. Seriously you don’t want to miss out. Here’s the link to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

And here are the books.

November Covers


Christmas, Actually  Anthology of 6 authors, including Aimee Horton and Katie Rose Guest Pryal

christmas-actually-coverYou never know how Christmas will turn out! Festive and fun, or dreary and dull? While the holidays are magical for some, they are somber for others. Christmas, Actually is a holiday collection that runs the gamut of seasonal emotions: humor, hope, joy, confusion, excitement.

Curl up next to the fire, and laugh, cry and dream along with the characters in this collection of holiday tales. Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future… All play a part in Christmas, Actually.



Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino

paris-rue-des-martyrs-coverSome encounters make a difference.

Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs.

Rafael’s search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile’s view of herself as an unsatisfied housewife is radically changed by the promise of a passionate liaison. Andre, an aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice, to either lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption. Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love… or so she intends.

Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel.


Legacy Anthology with 14 authors, including Regina Calcaterra and Kristopher Jansma

legacy-coverWhat will you leave behind?

Long after we’ve left this world, our legacy remains. Or doesn’t. Or remains only in the minds of those who knew us, those whose lives we’ve touched. Those we’ve written to, or about.

If you had a choice, what mark would you leave? How should people remember you? Should they remember you?

Fourteen authors sat down during the month of January 2015, shut out distractions of the outside world and wrote about the subject. The resulting fiction and nonfiction stories fill the pages of Legacy: An Anthology. The book includes stories from Kristopher Jansma, winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, New York Times best-selling author Regina Calcaterra and Canadian best-selling author Marissa Stapley among others.

Within these pages, there is laughter, pride and hope. There is romance and rock and roll. Certain messages are eerie, while others bestow a sense of peace. The collection, through the discerning lens of each writer, runs the gamut of the human experience.

Author proceeds benefit the charity PAWS for Reading, which pairs pets with children to improve reading and communication skills. Thanks for supporting the cause!


Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage

christmas-confessions-frontcover-v1jpgParty girl Vicki tells it like it us, from her crazy Christmases growing up in the Midwest (book auction, anyone?) to her even crazier holidays in her new home of Paris (like a marathon 8-hour meal sitting on a stool). Bizarre gifts, weird food, and holiday travel disasters are just some of tales you’ll chuckle at in this collection.

This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for some great cocktails and some hearty laughs this holiday season!



The 13 Floor Complete Collection by Christine Rains

Backstairs - 5 - in an apartment building.Six supernatural tenants

Living in a haunted apartment building

On a floor that doesn’t exist.

Six novellas telling their tales:

A retired demon acquires a price on his head.

A werewolf is hunted by her pack.

A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.

A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.

A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can’t find.

A banshee falls in love with someone who’s death she has seen in a vision.

And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.


Just a quick note, this is the last giveaway for 2015 since my goal is to take off some time in December to enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

I’m hoping to continue the giveaway in 2016. If you’re an author and would like to give away one of your e-books, give me a shout. The monthly giveaways are a way for me to say thanks to all who visit and it’s an honor to host such amazing and talented authors on my blog. I’m truly thankful.

Here’s the link for the giveaway again.

Before I go, I want to apologize for not visiting blogs as much lately. The Better Half has lots of vacation days to burn before the end of the year. We’ve been enjoying 3 and 4 day weekends. And each time I say I’ll do some work, but it’s hard to focus. Let’s face it, I don’t want to miss out on pub visits. Last week we found a wonderful pub, The Nag’s Head, near Harrods.

Today, we may head out for another adventure. If we find a gem, I’ll share some photos. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to check out 99 cent November and TBM’s Monthly Giveaway. I’ll be back on Wednesday to share some big news.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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14 Responses to 99 cent November, Giveaway, and a Quaint Pub

  1. I’m not participating in NaNo either, so I will cheer everyone along with you. I may try to get in some word sprints in between editing this month though.

  2. I’m with you. Where the hell did the year go? I feel like life is moving way too quickly. As for The Nag’s Head, I can just imagine what Mikey would say to the name of that pub. He would probably claim that it was named after me for being such a nag LOL!! And you said it is near Harrod’s? Even just hearing the name of that gigantic store still makes my mouth drop to the floor. I have never seen anything like it in my life, and we only got to explore a very small portion of it. I obviously need to come back to London to do some more exploring with you :).

  3. Geoff W says:

    The Nag’s Head looks so cozy! And I need to catch up on your novels, they’re burning holes in my kindle.

  4. That’s a cool pub all right!
    Hope you sell a lot of your books with that sale.
    And I have no idea what happened to October.

  5. Nicola says:

    Great sale!!!! Just the thing to set us all up for the winter months! Thanks to everyone involved. Really pleased you are enjoying a lot of family time just recently. Time is precious! My hubby has also just had a week’s holiday time. I’ve missed him today. Wishing you lots of fun throughout the month!

  6. kindlemom1 says:

    Wow that is a lot! Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Chrys Fey says:

    Both of these events are awesome!!!! I’ll be marking 30 Seconds down to 99cents for two weeks this month. 😀 I’m followed the trend it seems.

  8. Pat Hatt says:

    A ton on sale indeed. Yeah, the year just flew on by as they seem to do.

  9. I have never been able to get into November novel writing for it seems that Oct-December time period is my busyness of the year. Enjoy your time away.

  10. cheriereich says:

    I’m still trying to process how it could be November already. I’m not ready! Good luck with the 99cnovember sale!

  11. It really is true… the older I get, the faster the years fly by. I swear; I think it’s some kind of conspiracy.

    Wow, lots of good ninety-nine cent bargains, and another great batch of books for the giveaway. Feels like an early Christmas. 🙂

  12. Enjoy your pub crawl and time off! You both deserve it after working so hard all year. Hilarious cartoon find at Nag’s Head, it had me in stitches.

  13. Colline says:

    Love the different covers on your books TB.

  14. Glad to hear that you and your significant other are getting to enjoy more long weekends together. Lovely!

    Such an amazing giveaway. Love the way you help spread the word about books and authors! I can’t believe it is already the first week of November. It will be 2016 before we know it. Enjoy every minute. 🙂

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