Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review/Interview/Giveaway - Power Of The Moon by Tina Carreiro

 Title: Power Of The Moon
Author: Tina Carreiro
Released: 4th May 2011
Published by: Firefly & Wisp Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Blurb: When Miakoda Starr tries to help a homeless man whose aura has him marked for death, she throws herself in the middle of an unknown world and is in more trouble than she knows. Soon she meets Detective Cole Barnett. A man that shatters her world in more ways than one, and shows her a life of fear as well as desire.
My Rating: A Keeper

My Review: Power of the moon is for adult readers (sorry younglings) that being said...
O.M.G what a story! From the first page Tina had me hook, line and sinker I just didn't want to put this baby down. What a ride this story takes you on, let me tell ya it's a ride i'll be taking again and again. *winks*  If you want your book full of wild, hot, gotta have you now, can't live without you passion, and the thrill of an awesome adventure with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat, a book that'll have you clinging on every word till the very end then this book is for you.

Miakoda Starr or as she likes being called just plain Mia (M-y-a) can see and speak to the dead, she also has dreams about what's to come and what is happening at that moment. She doesn't like anyone knowing about her powers. Mia had a run in with a scary man glowing eyes and that's how she meets Cole Burnett a gorgeous hunk of a detective who has a huge secret. The passion between them is so strong it'll curl your toes, two words - "Elevator Scene" it had me in a puddle on the floor *fans face* phew it's getting hot in here again. *winks* Will Mia's fear tear them apart? Or will passion conquer all?
I recommend this book to all adult paranormal romance readers, go get your fangs wet! *winks*

Here's my interview with the gorgeous Tina Carreiro...

1.What or who inspired you to become a writer?

I have always been drawn to writing since I was a little girl. I didn’t have a happy-go-lucky childhood and my mother worked her ass off to put food on the table for my brother and I. She was miserable but, one thing always made her happy – romance novels. The women in my family would pass them around, initial the top of the front page when they were through and then donate the books to a used store when everyone had finished. All the issues of life and the stress of the day faded from my mom’s face when she was reading. I thought, “Wow – what’s in those books.” Now I know, and if Icould do that, make others happy by writing than that’s what I want to do. What a powerful gift to have and share. As to who gave me the final kick in the pants and gave me enough courage to follow through with my dream, that would be my husband – the love of my life.

2. How did you come up with the Title?

The title is in direct relation to one of the main characters, Miakoda Starr, which in Native American, means-Power of the moon.

3.What was the hardest part about writing your book?

Handsdown: editing. When I finished the book I cried, then stared at it for two days. I knew the word count was too big and needed to be chopped. Deciding what goes was very hard for me because I didn’t want anything to go. In the end, the flow was better and the story line tighter so although it hurt to cut things out – it’s all good.

4.What was the most surprising thing you learned in writing your book?

That I was good at it and how natural it felt. Once I compiled years of my post-it notes and scraps of paper detailing the story, something change inside me. It was a like a fire had been lit and in two months, Power of the Moon was written.

5.How did you come up with the main characters in your book Cole and Mia?

Hm, Cole … he’s just yummy. Cole was born in my head many …many years ago. I was riding with my husband one night, which looks super hot with a badge, and he pulled over a car in an alleyway in a bad area of town. At that moment, I felt fear. He stepped out of the car and I started looking around the area. People were walking out on the sidewalks, hanging off the balconies above us – he was surrounded. I thought jokingly to calm myself, “If he was a vampire all these people would be dead if they tried anything and he would be safe.” After that one thought the entire story just clicked into place. As he was dealing with the “bad guy,” I grabbed paper, receipts whatever I could find out of my purse and started writing notes.

Mia has been tucked away inside me for a very long time. In a way, she’s an extension of me. Except, I’m not as bad ass as she is. There is much, much more to come for Mia and Cole.

6.Who is your favourtie Author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Hmm, this is a tough one because I respectand appreciate everyone’s creativity. I’m just now catching up on my reading because I block everything out when I’m writing. One of my favorite authors is Kresley Cole. I love her voice and style and the way she smacks two powerful forces together. Love should be just that –powerful.

7.As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

LOL … I wanted to be a detective or a forensic scientist.

8. Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t give up! Surround yourself with positive people. When you get a rejection remember, it’s nothing personal.

9.Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?

Thank you! I’m thrilled that everyone is enjoying the ride along with me. I’m very touched by all the support, emails and love that I’ve received for, Power of the Moon. As long as you’re reading, I’ll be writing. Book two, Covet the Moon will have your heart pumping!

10.Random question - What's your favourite disney movie?

This is another tough one! I love Disney movies, even the Pixar shorts. This is hard,so, I’ll pick my top three: Toy Story, Up and Cars (love the Hudson Hornet).

Have we peaked your interest?

Then here's a little taste of Power Of The Moon the first Chapter

Buy Tina's amazing book (Kindle addition) at Amazon Paperback copies will be available from the 4th July.

Why not check out Firefly and Wisp for more awesome books.

Go say hey to Tina on her facebook page

Why not pop on over to Tina Carreiro's blog

Thank you Tina for taking the time to answer some of my questions. *hugs*

Oh, just one more thing... Cole you can bite me anytime!! *winks*

Tina has also generously donated a PDF copy of her book "Power Of The Moon" and also a signed paperpack copy with swag once it becomes available. So to be in the running for these amazing prizes just fill in this > FORM < (It's international) CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! The winners will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone who entered and Goodluck!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Blog Hop [ CLOSED ]

Hey Book Lovers we are doing another awesome blog hop. Cause we are a day ahead of the US we are posting it tonight. Our blog is number 216 on the list and over 300 blogs are participating. Thanks to I'm a reader, Not a writer and Page Turners Blog for hosting this blog hop.

What better way to get into summer than relaxing at the beach with a great book. So Renee and I are just going to let you decide what book/s you'd like to win, with upto $20 to spend at the Book Depository so please before you enter check here to make sure they deliver to your country.
The Book Depository


To enter you MUST follow our blog so leave the name you follow under, we'd also love for you to spread the word via Twitter or facebook or both and leave the links in your comment.  Lastly don't forget to leave your email addy so we can contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email the 1st June and then announced on our blog. Don't forget to check out all the other awesome blogs participating below, Good Luck and have fun!

Stacey & Renee

              

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quote of the day

"The relationship of a girl and her favorite novel can be complex indeed"
~ Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Met Cassandra Clare in Sydney 21st May

My sister and I went to Sydney to see Cassandra Clare. We had so much fun and Cassie was such a hoot. The stories she told us were funny. She's just gorgeous! It's great to know how she thought of the storyline for TMI.




 I couldn't get many pictures of her cause we had to turn our mobiles off. We got a rune necklace, not sure which one it is tho. And she signed my book, yay! As you can see I put up some pics of our adventure to Sydney yesterday.
If you haven't read The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare then I recommend you give the books a looksie, they are amazing and always keep you wanting more and we can't forget Jace Wayland *fans face* woooo he's a hottie!

You can find Cassandra's books Here

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Win awesome Angelfire prizes at Courtney Allison Moulton's blog

I just entered this awesome contest and thought I'd share.
 
Contest is international and ends on May 28.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Upcoming Blog Hop

Sassy Book Lovers are working with some other amazing blogs to bring you a fun blog hop with awesome prizes. Each blog will have a clue and once all clues are found you must work out the answer and come back to our blog and fill out our form with the answer. Thats what we have so far *giggles* we'll hopefully get it more organised soon, but i hope you'll all join us cause it'll be a blast!

And just to peak your interest here's a little peak at one of the awesome prizes we have up for grabs.

Awesome signed copy of Burn Bright by Marianne De Pierres and also a cd of songs from her upcoming book Angel Arias.

We will post more once it's all been sorted. So we hope you'll join us for loads of fun! :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review Trinity by Deena Remiel

Title: Trinity A Brethren Novel
Author: Deena Remiel
Published by: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Released: 22nd March 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy
Blurb: One way or another, terror will reign tonight.

Emma Livingston, a single mom, has been through hell—and back, so she thinks. While dealing with her five year old daughter’s night terrors, she attempts to live a normal life. That is, until the being from those very nightmares comes to visit her. Has her child been dealing with a real demon while she thought he was only a figment of an active imagination?
Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is known as the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears. While trying to protect Emma and Hannah, his tortured past comes back to haunt him. Can he overcome it? Or is he doomed to repeat a failure he has lived with for what seems like an eternity?
As Emma and Michael come together to protect Hannah, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, questions must be answered… Can Emma learn to trust enough to love again? Can Michael believe in himself enough to show Emma how? And will they be able to protect an innocent child, not to mention save the world as they know it, from total annihilation?


My Rating: A Keeper


My Review: Wow what can i say but.... I LOVED IT! I was completely hooked right from the beginning it was so hard to put this book down you get so wrapped up in their world. Deena doesn't disappoint, her story takes you on an amazing journey full of good old fashion Good vs Evil in such a new and exciting way, Romance, passion, danger, action and plenty of gorgeous angel brethren to put your imagination into overdrive. What more can a girl ask for?!?! *winks*

Being a mother myself I could totally relate to Emma Livingston's character, a love a mother has for her child is so strong we'd do anything to keep them safe and out of harms way.

Emma's a single mum who has had her heart broken in the past and is having trouble trusting people, her daughter Hannah has been having regular nightmares which has been taking it's toll on them both.
Hannah's principal Michael D'Angelo has a little secret *whispers* that he's a gorgeous Angel and is the most powerful protector in the Brethren and is assigned to protect Emma and Hannah from Agremon (who gives me the creeps) *shivers* and the devil himself Namirha who is after an ancient warriors power.

The passion between Emma and Michael had me melting in my seat *giggles*  Will evil tear them apart? You'll have to read Trinity to find out!
This book is a must read for all you Paranormal lovers even if your not it's a world that leaves you wanting more.
Thanks Deena for introducing us to the gorgeous Brethren. Can't wait to read more about them.

                            I BELIEVE IN ANGELS!

Here's a few places you can find Deena and her amazing book Trinity -

 Buy Trinity  here

http://www.deenaremiel.com

http://brethrenbeginnings.wordpress.com

http://www.decadentpublishing.com

http://twitter.com/deenaremiel

facebook.com/deena.remiel

Sunday, May 15, 2011

WINNER OF THE MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY


And the winner of our Mother's day giveaway is **drum roll**

Sheri V

 CONGRATULATIONS!
An email has been sent to the winner. The winner will have 48hrs to respond otherwise we'll pick another winner. Thank you to everyone who entered, we hope all the Mother's out there had a fantastic day! Stay tuned we have more giveaways and reviews coming soon. :)

Stacey & Renee

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In Stacey's Mailbox

 Hey Book Lovers,
 
I've been absolutely spoilt this week with Mr postman, after months of waiting I was so happy to get my signed copy of Vampire Mine.

I won MIDNIGHT'S WILD PASSION during Anna's blog tour, so excited to read it and was so lucky the gorgeous Anna signed the book to me.
What did you get in your mailbox this week? We'd love for you to share with us!



Hmmm wonder what tomorrow will bring?!?! Stay tuned... lol

Stacey

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the day

"The trouble with words is that no matter how much sense they make in theory, they can't change what you feel inside." ~ Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Giveaway - NOW CLOSED!

First Renee and I would love to wish all the Mother's out there a wonderful Mother's Day, we hope you all get absolutely spoilt rotten and have a fantastic day!

To celebrate Mother's Day we are doing a giveaway which will end on the 15th May. (Aussie time)

The prize is any books (can be more than one) of upto $20 at the Book Depository. So please make sure they deliver to your Country. http://www.bookdepository.com/help/topic/HelpId/27/Countries-we-ship-to-with-free-delivery#helpContent

The Book Depository

To enter you MUST be a follower of our blog so please leave what name you follow under. Also spread the word about our Mother's Day giveaway, facebook, twitter or on your own blog and leave the link in your comment with your email addy.

The winner will be contacted via email then announced on the blog on the 16th May.

So good luck to you all and to all our Book Lover Mother's HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! <3

Stacey & Renee

Monday, May 2, 2011

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater


Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3)

Release date: 12th July 2011
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater.

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

Book Review Dirty Blood By Heather Hildenbrand

Title: Dirty Blood
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Genre: Paranormal
Released: April 2011

Blurb: I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

My Rating: A Keeper

My Review: I must admit I have read alot of Paranormal books but mostly about Vampires, fairies etc. This is my first real look at a Werewolf story and it was such a refreshing change.
I was totally blown away by this book, from the 1st chapter I was completely hooked. Heather has outdown herself with this story, it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book, has wonderful, funny and strong minded characters. It's full of adventure, danger and love.

Tara's whole life changed in one night were she met the gorgeous Wes *winks* 
Loved Tara she's such a strong minded character that likes to take control of her own life and isn't afraid to tell it to you straight! Now Wes *slips into daydream mode ......... snaps out of it* Sorry about that lol. What can i say he's every womans fantasy guy. He believes Tara is his destiny *swoons*  and will do anything he can to protect her from harm.

The secondary characters are just amazing too, Jack had me laughing out loud got some wierd looks from Hubby. He's a strong leader who is a teddy bear underneath. Fee is just gorgeous, she'll help you out with anything and she wouldn't complain a bit. Vera now to me she came off as a little intimidating, she means well. Leo is just plain scary, he's the pure bad guy that we all love to hate.

This book is one you can read over and over and i know i'll be one of the people first in line for Book 2.

A world of Hunters and Werewolves...Whose side will you be on?

I really recommend reading this book if your a big Paranormal fan or even if your not.

 So here's the links


Why don't you head over and check out Heather's blog  http://www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com/


Well worth the 5 star review. :)