Saturday, 9 March 2013

Huge cash/Kindle Fire/Books Giveaway & Interview: Sacrifice by Coral Russell

Original Title: Sacrifice
Author: Coral Russell
Publisher: alchemyofscrawl
Release Date: March 1st 2013
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Buy Links: Amazon

When Mexican drug cartels fight for control along the border, Juarez becomes the murder capital of the world. In El Paso, Texas it's drug business as usual: a grifter sets out to buy her freedom, a car salesman runs drugs to make his fortune, a gang leader battles to rise among the ranks of the cartel, and a detective and his wife are ripped apart by a family secret. Everyone's fate lies in the hands of an old woman. Will she let the past die with her or take revenge the only way she knows how?

Sacrifice is a fast-paced, gritty story that'll keep you guessing, gasping, and gripping your eBook.


1.  Is there an inspiration behind why you chose writing?

I got good grades in writing when I was in school. I figured I was pretty good at it so just kept doing it. This is where that old saying comes into play - "Success breeds success."

2.  When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? 

A zoologist. I grew up on a farm and loved animals but a veterinarian didn't sound enough when people asked me that question. I looked up jobs and found zoologist. That sounded cool. I also wanted to be Wonder Woman, kinda still do.

3.  Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....

Daemon and Freedom by Daniel Suarez. He took concepts like gaming, social media, reputation and dystopia and made it into an incredible, dynamic, fast-paced read. I was very impressed by his series.

4.  What are your current literary works?  Any sneak peaks?

I've just finished Sacrifice and am touring now. I have two projects for 2013: El Paso Ghost Tours history (a non-fiction history book about the southwest from the perspective of ghost hunters) and the last story in my fictional ghost hunter series, Possession.

5.  If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Although there are times I wouldn't mind living in the past I'm too curious to not want to take a glimpse into the future. What did we become? Why are we here? How did we evolve or not? I'm optimistic about our future.

6.  What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?

I wrote a detective/criminal chase scene in the book during NaNoWriMo (I never finish a book just start it during that month) and the reaction to that scene was positive so it stayed in the story. It's got all the action and reaction you would want from a good scene in a movie.



Coral Russell lives in the southwest with her hubby, baby Godzilla sized kid and an adorable dog with which she shares a one-way thermal dynamic relationship. She blogs off and on at alchemyofscrawl - There you can find links to her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, and email.

Along with her brain buddy, Donna, she volunteers at The Indie Exchange - - a group of authors, readers, and book bloggers who post reviews, articles, and giveaways. Listen in Fridays to their radio show at

Ms. Russell won the 2003 McCaleb Peace Initiative which produced the non-fiction articles Peace on the Peninsula. All profit from the sale of that eBook go to rebuilding Joplin, MO.

Titles available: Sacrifice, Amador Lockdown, Playing with Fire (Devil of a Ghost Tour and Key to a Haunting), Peace on the Peninsula (profit goes to rebuilding Joplin, MO), The DIY Guide to Social Media Marketing and eBook Publishing, Sweet Trade of the Red Coral and Twelve Worlds (profit goes to Reading is Fundamental).


Here is one awesome giveaway, thanks to Coral!  Win these awesome prizes:

  • 10 Sacrifice eBooks (INT'L)
  • 2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards (INT'L)
  • $159 Kindle Fire (U.S. only) or Paypal cash (INT'L)

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Books Are Magic is NOT responsible for distributing the prizes. All prizes will be distributed by Coral russell at

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