Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kiss Me Crazy Blog Tour: Book Review/Giveaway



We are the next stop on the Kiss Me Crazy Blog Tour....





KISS ME CRAZY BLURB:

She's used to putting everyone first—her sister, her friends, her boss. It’s now her turn...

Art conservator, Kara Michaels has decided it’s time to chase her dream—start her own business restoring and framing works of art. She has the skills, the nose for business, and the pent-up frustration from being invisible to the man she wants but can’t have—her boss.

He’s a meticulous planner whose rule book is about to be tossed out the window...


Baron Fitzgerald, a successful art dealer and Kara’s boss, believes in having a strategy and following it without deviation. So when Kara tenders her resignation, he sets out to convince her to stay.Baron soon realizes that falling in love cannot be planned, but the insight comes a little too late for him and Kara.



My Rating:  A MUST READ!!!



My Review: I was lucky enough to be in the Kiss Me Crazy blog tour and get a copy to review. Ednah Walters has to be one of my favorite Indi authors, her story telling really sweeps you off your feet and takes you on a thrilling ride.

Kiss Me Crazy just blew me away, I just couldn't put this book down. I must admit I've been in a reading slump for a few weeks now and couldn't get myself out of it, but when KMC arrived in the mail I was so excited to dive right in. Thanks to Ednah's amazing, sexy, passionate filled story, I can proudly say that I've been brought out of my slump.

If your looking for a heart pounding, toe curling romance story than this Fitzgerald book is for you (book 3 in the series). In order they are Slow Burn, Mine Until Dawn & Kiss Me Crazy these 3 books are an amazing series. Ednah is working on book 4 at the moment, I can't wait for that one.

And if you love reading great books like this, literature classes from colleges online may be fun for you.

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 Ednah Walters has kindly given us an e-copy of Kiss Me Crazy. To ENTER this giveaway leave us a comment on this post with your email addy. Closes 8th December 2011.



Good Luck!
The last stop on the tour is over with - Mindy at Forbidden Reviews

Friday, November 18, 2011

COVER REVEAL - BATTLE SCARS BY CESYA MARAE CUONO

Hey Book Lovers,

We are happy to reveal the awesome cover for book 2 in the Elemental series by Cesya Marae Cuono. But first (in case you've forgotten) is book 1 Elemental Reality








And now here it is the gorgeous cover for BATTLE SCARS....






Teaser Summary for BATTLE SCARS: 


How do you carry on fighting for your family whenyou’re left scarred and broken? When your dreams are plagued by nightmares, howdo you strengthen the armor needed to protect yourself again? Callie’s beendefeated by the loss of her entire family. With the help of old and newfriends, will she build her battle armor up and fight the evil hands of theDemons who threaten to destroy her new home? Or will her battle scars leave hertoo broken and empty to fight?

To be released late 2012
Wow! seriously can't wait for this book. :D

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Big 2000 Giveaway!

BIG 2000 GIVEAWAY!

As a thankyou to all of our wonderful followers on Facebook and because we know how much you guys like freebies we are doing a
GIVEAWAY!

So together with some of our favourite authors we have come up with some great prizes for you. So here is what's up for grabs.

2 copies of Exiled (eBook) by M.R Merrick
Picture Perfect by Deena Ramiel
Brethren Beginnings by Deena Ramiel
Every Last Kiss (eBook) by Courtney Cole
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
A Season of Eden by Jennifer Laurens
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Raven (eBook) by Suzy Turner
December Moon (eBook) by Suzy Turner
Power of the Moon (ARC) by Tina Carreiro
5 copies of Secret Santa (pdf) by Kristine Cheney
5 copies of Spartan Heart Pt 1 or 2 (winners choice pdf) by Kristine Cheney
Sleepy Willow's Bonded Soul: The Narcoleptic Vampire Series by Dicey Grenor
Signed copy of Eternal Beginning by Christine Cunningham
Tree of Life (eBook) by Elita Daniels
Guardian (eBook) by Elita Daniels
Signed Copy of Demons of Granite Rock by Kara Lee Lovell
Tempted and Burned in the House of Night by Cesya Cuono
The Eternal Dawn (Thirst #3) and swag by Cesya Cuono
Signed copy of Cemetery Moon and swag by Beth Gualda
Darkspell (eBook) and a live chat date by Elizabeth Mueller


That's a massive 30 winners!!!


Now all we ask of you is that you tell us which review of ours has made you go and read that book? It's that easy!
And in your comment please let us know your prize of choice and email address.

The competition will run until 7pm on the 27th of November (Aus time)

We look forward to hearing your responses!
And last but no least


GOOD LUCK!


Renee and Stacey
xo














Monday, November 14, 2011

Review- Dark Matter Heart by Nathan Wrann

Title- Dark Matter Heart
Author- Nathan Wrann
Released- 13th of May 2011
Publisher- Createspace
Genre- YA Paranormal

Blurb- A new town. A new school. A new beginning. Seventeen year-old Cordell Griffin and his mother move from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest to deal with his "allergies," and start a healthier new life. Cor has one goal: To blend in and be invisible. Unfortunately for him, no matter how far he goes, he can't run away from his secrets. Secrets about who he is. Secrets about why he's sick. And secrets about why so many people he meets end up dead, drained of blood. In "Dark Matter Heart", the origin novel in the "Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers" Young Adult Paranormal Thriller series from filmmaker Nathan Wrann, Cor must uncover the mysteries of his past and conquer the secrets of the present in order to protect the girl of his future, and save himself.


Review- What an awesome, action packed story! Once I started I could not put it down. Nathan Wrann had me engrossed from the very first page with the strangeness of Cor. Cor isn't your typical main character from a book, of course he's got the mysterious thing happening but he's weird, strange, awkward even. The type of person that people either don't notice or deliberately avoid. I love that about this book. Sometimes great writing like this requires training from places like accredited online colleges. Another thing I loved was that I was constantly guessing, whether it was what Cor's mystery illness is or who is what Cor calls "The Creeper". Dark Matter Heart is a fast paced story with twists and turns that will shock you every time. That's all I am going to leave you with because I strongly recommend everyone to give this book a read. I guarantee you will love it as much as I do.

Purchase your very own copy now by visiting Amazon
And keep up to date on Dark Matter Heart on Facebook

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review- Spellbound by Samantha Combs


Title- Spellbound
Author- Samantha Combs
Released- 13th June 2011
Publisher- Astraea Press
Genre- YA, Paranormal/Fantasy
Blurb- Logan Daniels has always led a sheltered life in sleepy, predictable Lancaster, New Hampshire. But when beautiful Serena suddenly appears at school one day, his comfortable existence becomes anything but as he finds himself falling in love with her. There's something special about Serena Starr. He realizes what it is when he sees her unleash her spells. Soon, a mysterious and foreboding presence settles over his placid home.
Logan and Serena find themselves battling darkness and evil with an ominous mission: it wants Serena and will stop at nothing to have her. Tearing apart Logan's town, threatening his friends, even causing harm to his family, the demon will spread its doom over every facet of Logan's once placid life. Logan matures in ways he could never have imagined as he struggles to protect those he loves, including Serena. But he can't do it alone.
Serena hails from a long line of able and powerful women who will aide in the battle and perhaps settle a score of their own. The strength of the coven and Serena's love will be behind him, but ultimately this is Logan's fight to win. But, will he?




Review- What a fast paced, energetic, fun read. Combs captured my attention from the first paragraph. Her intense attention to detail is extraordinary. What I loved most about the book was how Combs did the chapters from different characters perspectives, I got to see all points of view of the story which I really enjoyed. Combs had a lot happening in such a short period of time but she managed to keep the story flowing without making it seem rushed. The relationships that formed in Spellbound were in themselves fast paced. I think Combs was spot on with how intense and full on teenage relationships can be, especially in the relationships between Logan and Serena and Dave and Tamera. The paranormal side of Spellbound was really fascinating. Witches, Shapeshifting Demons and Trolls made for one exciting battle between good and evil.
There isn't really much more to say about Spellbound without giving too much away. So I will leave you with a strong recommendation to give Spellbound a read. It will be well worth it.

Also, a resource for finding classes where you can read more great books like this is accreditedonlineschools.org.
To purchase your copy of Spellbound head to AMAZON
And check out Samantha's blog too

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WIN A SIGNED COPY OF NIGHTSHADE BY MARYROSE WOOD






Follow the instructions below for you chance to win a "signed copy" of Nightshade by Maryrose Wood. The images are the links. Good Luck everyone!


LIKE Poison Diaries FB page and leave a "signed copy" reference with the name of our blog - @Sassy Book Lovers









Follow & Tweet @poisondiaries with "signed copy" reference with the name of our blog - @SassyBookLovers




Enter the Poison Garden, you will need to find the plant ‘Arum Maculatum’ and add it to the ‘my poison diary’ share it via twitter. Don't forget to include @poisondiaries and @SassyBookLovers









COMPETITION RUNS FOR 7 DAYS AND THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM (PULLED FROM A HAT)

November Giveaway Hop



Welcome to The November Giveaway Hop thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Tristi Pinkston for hosting this amazing hop.


We are number 157 on the list, there are over 200 blogs participating each with their own giveaway.


This hop runs from Tuesday, November 8th through Friday, November 11th.


Since we love to keep our giveaways international, we'll be giving away $20 worth of book/s from the book depository.  Please check HERE to make sure they post to your country before you enter.


The Book Depository


To enter this giveaway you MUST be a follower of our blog. FB or TWEET about our giveaway, that's IT!! Oh! Don't forget to leave a comment with your follower name, email addy so we can contact you and your link to show us you spread the word.

The winner will be announced on the 12th November


GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!

Don't forget to check out all the other amazing blogs & their giveaways.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book Review- The Aetherwood Chronicles- Volume 1, Episodes 1-5


Title- The Aetherwood Chronicles- Volume 1- Episodes 1-5
Author- Vaughn Shepherd and Bunni Darling
Publisher- Lion and Mermaid Publications
Release Date- 4th July 2011
For 18+ to read only!
Description- An anthology of the first five episodes in the Aetherwood Chronicles, a lush, intriguing world filled with sensuality and the supernatural. This anthology combines Episodes 1 through 5, including: Davian and Starr - Episode One: "A Charm", Pheo and Silky - Episode One: "Aos Si", Blair and Dresdin: "New Friend, Old Friend", Davian and Starr - Episode Two: "Twisted", and Pheo and Silky - Episode Two: "Raising the Stakes". This anthology includes scenes of graphic sex, and the episode Blair and Dresdin: "New Friend, Old Friend" includes descriptions of violence and torture.


Review- To be honest, I'm not too sure what to say about this one... One thing is I know for certain is that the authors of this one have one seriously twisted side. The Davian and Starr episodes didn't really draw me in at all. Quite frankly it was boring. It was your typical guy pursues girl, guy turns out to be a vampire but girl is already claimed by another vampire but he keeps pursuing her anyway. Throw in a ghost and a sex scene and there's your story. Blair and Dresdin's episodes is where Shepherd and Darling show their twistedness. The first episode is like some Saw movie s**t. Totally grossed me out! The intimate details of snapping bones and calving into the calf muscle to feast on the tender muscle their had my stomach churning. At least with the Saw movies you can look away! There is no looking away while reading and you cant skip it because you lose vital parts of the story! So I had to swallow and teaspoon of cement and harden the eff up while reading it. And in case you didn't clue on, it's a vampire story... Probably the best out of the three. Now for Pheo and Silky. Apart from there meeting each other at the start the rest is pretty much a porn fest. Don't get me wrong I LOVE reading lemons but when the only thing that seems to be happening is lemons it gets kind of boring. They seem to lose the point of the story because they get too involved in the sex scenes. I like to see an actual story!

I will say some positive things about Shepherd and Darling though. They have an amazing ability to describe everything in their story with such detail and precision, hence the squirming in Blair and Dresdin's story. They did a great job of making it easy for me to paint a picture in my head of how all of the surroundings were, even the food the characters ate were described with accuracy. All in all if you love watching porn and the Saw movies but have small children around all the time or prefer books then this is for you!
To purchase your copy of The Aetherwood Chronicles check out AMAZON
And while you're at it, check out Lion and Mermaid Publications!