Thursday, December 6, 2012

JKS Holiday blog hop and Giveaways

Welcome to a special giveaway hosted by JKS Communications!
Today I'm giving away e-book copies of four books. You can sign up for all of them or just some of them, but I'm offering them in separate giveaways to allow as many people as possible the chance to WIN!! The Rafflecopters forms are at the bottom, but let me quickly tell you about these books first.

First up is iFrankenstein by Bekka Black.

Frankenstein comes to life for the wired generation.

Following her critically-acclaimed iDrakula, award-winning author Bekka Black breathes life into a modern re-telling of iFrankenstein, using only text messages, web browsers, tweets, and emails.

Homeschooled teenager Victor Frankenstein is determined to write his own ticket to independence: a chatbot to win the prestigious Turing prize and admission to the high tech university of his choice. He codes his creation with a self-extending version of his own online personality and unleashes it upon the internet. But soon he begins to suspect his virtual clone may have developed its own goals, and they are not aligned with Victor’s. The creature has its own plan, fed by a growing desire to win darker and more precious prizes: unfettered power and release from loneliness.

As the creature’s power and sentience grows and its increasingly terrible deeds bleed over from the online world into the real one, Victor must stop his creation before his friends and humanity pay the ultimate price.

Next we have The Dog Story: A Journey into a New Life with Multiple Sclerosis by Matt Cavallo.


At the age of twenty-eight years old with a promising career in real estate development, Matt Cavallo got out of bed on May 18, 2005 and stumbled. Overnight, he went from a fully-functioning, healthy man to someone who was numb from the waist down and unable to walk.

After consulting his doctor, he was sent to a neurologist who immediately admitted him to the hospital. What would happen to Matt over the next four weeks would redefine all that was important in life. At the end of this four-week period, he would learn that he has the chronic neurodegenerative condition – Multiple Sclerosis.

This book chronicles Matt’s journey of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and his struggle to not only regain his physical health, but also to regain the inner strength needed to fight this chronic illness. It is a story of hope, love, healing and finding man’s best friend. Matt is sharing his story in hopes of raising awareness of this devastating illness.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to support MS research and charities.

The the delightful children's book Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus by Udi Aharoni.


Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus takes place inside a strange, little known world: a personal computer, the perfect setting for a fast-paced, funny, one-minute-long story.
Zuto, a smart, sneaky computer virus, leads a happy life in his secret hiding place: the Recycle Bin. There, among heaps of junk full of surprising treasures, he plans his tricks. Everything changes when a far more malicious program invades the computer . . . and threatens to end all life in it. Together with his Recycle Bin friends—outdated, buggy programs—Zuto sets off to save his world.

The book’s colorful and imaginative metaphors offer an insightful glimpse inside a computer. An appendix, the ‘Zutopedia,’ explains the truth behind the story: how malware works, what’s the role of firewalls, binary numbers, Easter eggs, IP addresses, and many more.

    @Udi256      Zuto11    Udi Aharoni

Finally we have The Door in the Sky by Sandy Klein Bernstein.


“Come back here at midnight, Ricky.”

Eleven-year-old Ricky Austin watches in stunned silence as those words magically appear in the stars during a show at the Chicago Space Museum. But why can’t anyone else see the message? And why must he bring Jello?

His teenage sister, Allie, follows him back to the theater at midnight. They’re both whisked through a door in the sky to the kingdom of Galdoren, where they quickly befriend a mischievous star and make a powerful enemy of Queen Glacidia, a one-eyed witch who rules over a land of never-ending winter.

On their quest to reach a castle riddled with secrets, this bickering brother and sister will encounter a magic carpet with a terrible sense of direction, invisible knights, a cowardly dragon, a demonic shadow, and a candy farm filled with exploding Red Hots.

Will that scruffy teen alchemist, Henry, be able to master his spell book in time to help the siblings? And will Ricky ever get the hang of flying, or will he forever be banging his head against the light fixtures?

The Door in the Sky will transport you to a world overflowing with magic, breathless adventure, and laugh-out-loud humor. Each cliff-hanging chapter will keep you reading well past your bedtime and burning up the batteries to your book light.

Okay, so here are the Rafflecopter forms. Just to make you aware, iFrankenstein is only available in .mobi (Kindle) format, while the other three are only available in PDF format. If you do not have a Kindle, that's okay - you can download a free app from Amazon and read it on your computer, so do not let this deter you from signing up for your chance to win! These giveaways end at midnight on Dec. 10, so I can send JKS the winners' names and e-dresses before their holiday break begins, so sign up soon!

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