Friday, August 31, 2012

**COVER REVEAL** The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
 
 
Expected Release Date - February 2013
 
 
 
Love, love, LOVE this cover!! I can't wait to get my hands on this book, I need to know what's gonna happen next lol.
 
Share with us your thoughts on the cover and the series?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tiger's Destiny Blog Tour: This or That, Review & Giveaway.

 
 
“This or That” with Colleen Houck
 
Fur or Feathers: Feathers
Rain or Snow: Rain
Deodorant or Perfume: deodorant
Heels or Flats: flats
Skirt or Pants: pants
Angels or Demons: angels
Good or Bad boy: good
Unicorn or Dragon: dragon
Cat or Dog: dog
Coke or Pepsi: coke
 Cabin in the woods or Condo on the Beach: cabin
Kisses or Hugs: hugs
Cash or Card: card
Ren or Kishan: ah tricky, almost answered that one
Print or ebook: print
Voice or Text: text
Pen or Keyboard: keyboard
Gold or Silver: silver
Romance or Passion: romance
Night or Day: night
Blue or Brown eyes: brown
 
 
 
Bugger! We almost found out if Colleen favors Ren or Kishan ;-)
 
 

A little about the Author

Colleen Houck’s New York Times bestselling Tiger’s Curse series has received national praise with the fourth book, Tiger’s Destiny, debuting September 2012. Colleen is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she has worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Places you can find Colleen Houck

Website: http://www.colleenhouck.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tigerscurse
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ColleenHouck

Goodreads:


http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3097905.Colleen_Houck


Title: Tiger's Destiny (The Tiger Saga #4)
Author: Colleen Houck
Release Date: 4th September 2012
Published By: Splinter
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Source: ARC copy.


Goodreads Description:

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh



My Rating: 4 1/2 Sassy Tiger Stars

My Review: Let me just say.. LOVE the cover, it totally goes with the story and it's just beautiful. I'd like to thank Splinter & Colleen Houck for sending an ARC for the tour in exchange for my honest review. Also would like to thank JeanBookNerd for including us in this amazing tour.

Wow! I finished Tiger's Voyage last night and was so happy to be able to dive right into the next book. I finished this in one day, which for me having 3 children it's like...wow LOL! Since this version doesn't have the ending, I've only rated it 4 1/2 stars cause I never got to finish the full story. I've been left hanging, I NEED to find out the end!! ;-)

Colleen has weaved her magic once again with a riveting story. You find yourself getting caught up with the lives of Kelsey, Ren, Kishan & Mr Kadam once again. The research that has gone in to these books is just amazing, the descriptions of the places we're taken to will truly make you feel like your there with the characters, it's like a movie playing in your head. Oh, the adventures we're taken on I'm still reeling from the experience.

I have to admit I was becoming VERY frustrated with a certain Miss Kelsey, she just made my blood boil with not being able to choose between the brothers. Having two brothers madly in love with you wouldn't be that bad, seriously lol. She needed to make a choice and she seemed to have forced herself to go the safe root pretty much, not thinking that in the long run she's probably causing more damage to the boys. In my opinion, I felt she needed some alone time just a single Kelsey helping out two brothers until she truly knew where her heart is. Anyway..... lol

I found myself in tears, laughter, anger and even reading with a smile plastered on my face. If your up for something new and exciting than check out these books, they truly will leave you burning for more.


#TEAMREN #WHITETIGER

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TIGER’S DESTINY LINKS:

Amazon
Hardcover:

Kindle:


Barnes & Noble
Hardcover:

NookBook:

The Book Depository
Hardcover:


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Monday, August 27, 2012

Exalted Blog Tour: Spotlight & Giveaway






                                    ABOUT ELLA JAMES:

Ella James lives in Alabama with her amazing husband, energetic baby, and mopey dog. Her books have been nominated best debut novel and best sci-fi/fantasy at utopYA Convention 2012, received a Flamingnet Top Choice Award, and been featured on numerous Amazon bestseller lists. She is the author of the popular Stained Series, the Here Trilogy, and Before You Go—all YA romance—and has four more titles forthcoming in 2012.


                                STAINED (YA paranormal romance):

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia's home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.
*Nominated best debut novel at UtopYAcon 2012.*




                 STOLEN (Stained Series Book Two):

With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.





                            CHOSEN (Stained Series Book Three):

Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders and desperate to escape her fate, Julia and her friends journey to the Swiss Alps, home of a rogue Chosen clan. In this snowy haven, all hell breaks loose. Someone is traitor. Someone changes sides. Someone is dragged to Hades. A new romance blossoms. An old romance is damned. And The Three will stop at nothing to recover the weapon that will help them regain power.
                   


                                        EXALTED (Stained Series Book Four):

Ripped apart by the betrayals of two friends and ensnared by their respective celestial captors, Julia and Cayne are poised to fulfill their fatal role in The Three’s return to power. Their Chosen friends will move Hell and Earth to win their freedom, but how will they fight fate when more sinister forces take control? The net will come down. Someone will be sacrificed. A dear friend will die. And a mighty celestial battle will play out on Earth, with everything—and everyone—at stake.


Where you can stalk Ella James:

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get exact dates on her upcoming releases, friend her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesbooks and follow her blog, ellajamesbooks.blogspot.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her @author_ellaj or e-mail her at
ella_f_james@ymail.com.

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GIVEAWAY:

On this stop we're giving away a STAINED bookmark and an E'ARC (ebook) of EXALTED 24hrs before it's public release. How awesome is that?!?!

To be in the running for these awesome prizes just leave us a comment with your email addy and we'll choose 2 lucky winners on the 1st of September.

Thank you for joining us and don't forget to follow this tour, here's the next stop...

28th August - Delphina Reads Too Much - www.delphinareadstoomuch.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Calling All Aussie Aspiring Authors.


Harlequin Australia Opens its Digital Doors


Harlequin Australia, the leading publisher of romance and reading entertainment has announced the launch of its very own digital


first imprint, Harlequin Escape. Harlequinescape.com is now open to new manuscript submissions!


Authors – it’s your time to shine!

Do you have a burning idea that keeps you up at night?

A cross

genre experiment looking for a home?

A rule

breaking character lurking in your pages?


Now is the time to submit, as Harlequin Escape jumps head first into the innovation and freedom of digital publishing!

Harlequin Escape is an exciting new initiative to take Australian authors to a global audience. The call for open manuscript submissions will enable Harlequin Australia to expand its local author programme and unearth new Australian writing talent.

"For many, the traditional publishing model can be daunting and difficult to navigate. By creating a website where authors can openly and easily submit their work online, we believe we are opening up the publishing opportunity to many more potential new authors," Managing Director of Harlequin Enterprises, Michelle Laforest, explained.

The signing up of Australian authors is an extension of Harlequin’s successful publishing programme. As experts in Romance for over 104 years, Harlequin can now leverage their experience in the world of digital publishing. Harlequin Escape will help discover new Australian talent and allow greater speed in delivering eBooks to market.

It’s an exciting time for publishing and with this initiative Harlequin will continue to lead the way in providing readers with new and interesting stories.

Visit http://harlequinescape.com for more information and submission guidelines.


 
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review- Enslave by Felicity Heaton

Title- Enslave
Author- Felicity Heaton
Genre- Erotic Vampire Romance
Release Date- 4th of August 2012
Publisher- Dark Rose Publishing

Blurb- His determination to succeed in business has left no room in his life for love. Now, a beautiful and deadly succubus has teleported into his dark, decadent world and is in danger of enslaving his heart.

Andreu's future entails opening an erotic theatre like Vampirerotique, gaining wealth, women and power, not shackling himself to a single female, but he cannot deny the dangerously seductive succubus who stirs his anger and passion, and tempts him like no other-he will have her.

The moment their eyes meet, Varya knows she cannot have the exotic dark vampire who sets her pulse racing. His shadowed aura marks him as forbidden, but the hungers he awakens in her are too intense to resist-she must have a taste.

When an erotically-charged kiss ignites their soul-searing passion and reveals something dangerous about Andreu, will Varya leave forever or will she dare to risk all in pursuit of something she thought was beyond her reach?

Review- I love this woman! I don't think she has put a foot wrong yet! If you thought books 1, 2 and 3 in the VET series were amazing, book 4 will not disappoint either. Once again Felicity's amazing writing takes us on steamy ride with Andreu and Varya the star attractions. And what star attractions they are! Hot, sexy, forbidden attraction forces these two together to form a relationship of uncertainty and desire. Their internal warings with what they know to be wrong yet what feels so right had me enthralled in the story. Felicity had me hanging on every word she wrote, leaving me yearning for more when the book ended.

Felicity will have your palms sweating, core heated and panties moist with the deliciousness that is Enslave.

To purchase your copy of Enslave head on over to AMAZON

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Thankyou Felicity for allowing to to review your delicious book!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review- Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes

Title- Rift Healer
Author- Diane M. Haynes
Genre- YA Fantasy
Publication Date- 12th March 2012
Publisher- Crescent Moon Press

Blurb- After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts. Gisele's great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele's summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to help the magical forest. Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One whom he'll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah's Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift-- she can heal the earth. Monsters, mayhem, and teenage angst follow the small group as they confront evil in the forest and a dangerous prediction that 'one will fall'. Will they heal the rifts in time? Can they save the unicorns? And is Haley really destined to be with Micah?


Review- I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! First of all the cover. It related to the book and is such a magical picture. Perfect for the story. You know how sometimes you pick up a book because the cover looks interesting then you read the blurb and think "how the heck does it relate to the picture?" That annoys me.

Anyway back to the story...

Rift Healer was sweet, lovely and romantic but also exciting, magical and energetic. It was one of those books I had a really hard time putting down. I was addicted to the story. Micah has the reputation of a heart-breaker but one look of Haley in a photograph and he was head over heels. The journey of Haley and Micah's relationship is adorable. Being teenagers, I think most readers will be able to relate to them. We all love relatable characters. The story itself is fantastic. Mythical creatures, magic, the world in danger of being overun by "The Terrors", a traitor, romance, it's the perfect recipe for all of you fantasy lovers out there. 

But I must mention a specific weapon of choice when it came to fight the monsters.... A water gun. This made me laugh. Totally unrealistic but do you know what? Who cares! It made it quirky and that little bit more original. Rift Healer won't disappoint and is definitely worth reading!

To grab your copy of Rift Healer (which you are doing right now hey?) head over to..

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Thankyou to Diane for allowing me to review Rift Healer and thankyou to those of you who read my reviews!

HAPPY READING!



R.M. Gilmore Birthday Bash blog tour. Guest Post & Giveaways



Howdy all,
                Today is our stop for the BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG TOUR, we have a special guest post from the lovely R.M. Gilmore and also awesome prizes up for grabs. So, come join us and let's make R.M. Gilmore's birthday one to remember! :-)


                             Nonsense and Dribble

If one of my nearest and dearest were to sit down and tell you one thing about me that no one else knew everyone I know would say something different. There is not a soul on this earth that knows every inch of me; every last dirty little secret. Except maybe my husband, but what he'd have to say would be anything but G rated.

That being said, here is a, mostly, PG rated break down of me, the writer, the bitch, the human.

I was born to two very young parents in the Summer of 1983. After a few years of a marriage that was doomed from the start, my folks split. From an unnaturally young age I was obsessed with horror. According to my mom my first horror movie was Nightmare on Elm Street. I was four. I was never sheltered as a kid. Except for gratuitous sex scenes, I guess that crossed the line. My obsession grew from there. By the time I was five I had moved on from slasher films to vampires. My favorites being Fright Night and The Lost Boys, duh. My brother was two at the time and terrified of everything. Apparently the fearlessness of all things bloody didn't transcend the sibling age gap. Most little girls want to be a princess or ballerina for Halloween, I wanted to be a vampire. And I was, every year.

Childhood moved into angst-y teen years, but the love for horror never wavered. In fact, it grew with a wild vengeance. We'd moved to the country into a large home filled with eerie bumps in the night and more than one encounter with strange occurrences. At sixteen I got my first job, it was the best job I've ever worked. I was a side show freak at a local Halloween Haunt. They let me work the make-up room; I was in heaven. Every night I went to work with a passion in my heart rarely felt during shitty seasonal employment. Creating new creatures on the faces of the vast employees of "Wild Scary Adventures" was the highlight of my night. Once showtime began I was in my element as I never have been since. Every night a different deformity would be dripping from my face. Every night a new scare, new hordes of frightened masses to terrify, a new feeling in the pit of my stomach that this was my calling. Not necessarily instilling fear, but creating a question of reality. Is this person standing before me actually horrifying or is it my imagination? Once, while standing in a mass of thick white fog, a man came and nearly bumped into me having not seen me due to the heavy mist. He screamed at my appearance and raised his fist to hit me. I laughed a feminine laugh and he immediately dropped his arm. At the time he may have thought me a disgusting creature, a filthy vile oozing freak, or perhaps he's just a huge pantywaist that got scared by a girl. Either way, I was on cloud nine. Needless to say, the season ended and with it the fun of my youth. My family moved from the rural country house I'd grown to love, to an apartment in the larger adjacent city just a few months later.

The new apartment brought it's own adventure to the table. I lived there with my mom, my brother, and our live-in ghost, for just over a year. At first it was only a tingly feeling in my stomach when I was in my room alone, especially the closet. I understand what a cliche that must be, oh mommy there's a monster in my closet, but I assure you it was very real. When we first moved in I was forced to share a room with my little brother, that lasted all of a month before he decided it was better to live with our dad than share a room with his seventeen year old sister. I was fine with that seeing as though my mom had allowed us to take the master bedroom with the huge walk-in closet and bathroom, but that left me alone in a room I wasn't exactly comfortable with. After my brother moved out things really picked up. Rarely in the rest of the house, but most definitely centered in my room, a sickening feeling a dread would over take you. Guests and residents alike would feel this with little explanation. My mom chocked it up to teen rebellion and left it at that. I wonder now if that wasn't a cause for my brother to leave and give my angst as his excuse. One night I fell asleep with the light in the bathroom on. It wasn't a spot light mind you, but allowed a soft glow of light to fill my room. Something woke me up, nothing in particular, just the feeling you must open your eyes. As my eyes opened I saw a woman standing over my bed, looking down at me, the glow from the bathroom light cast shadows on her face. Just as quickly as she was there she vanished, snuffed is the best word I can use to describe it. In an instant she was snuffed out. I screamed frantically and my mom came running in. I told her what I'd seen, describing the woman with as much detail as I could muster, and finally she understood I was being as honest as one can be in such a situation. She believed me so much she brought a psychic to our house not too long after. The woman walked directly to my room and into my closet, without being told a word of what had been happening in the house. She came out a few minutes later and told us a young woman had likely committed suicide in that closet. We did some research and spoke with the rickety old ladies in the management office and they confirmed the suicide. A young woman had hung herself in the closet of my bedroom a decade before I lived there. The psychic had told us some other things about talking to the "spirit" and asking it to leave, but in the end we decided to move. The little girl who had never been afraid of a thing in her life was now nearly a grown woman, and terrified of ghosts.

Years passed and I became a mom myself, living in a new house with my daughter, and a nasty divorce trailing behind us. She was just old enough to talk, cute at that age, and was talking up a storm. One of her first full sentences was uttered as she pointed down our long hallway. Her chubby little finger lifted, pointing straight ahead to the end of the empty hall, she said, "Who's that?" My stomach sank and my heart fluttered in my chest. I refused to be the parent of an 'I see dead people' kid. But she continued. Her little legs would carry her to the end of the hall as fast as she could make them. She'd come running back and hand you "The little girl who lives at the end of the hall." I pretended for a long time she was just super imaginative and left it at that. I understood then why my mom always denied anything in our home. That shit's scary. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were forced to move into an apartment. On one of our last nights in our house my daughter and I were lying in bed snuggling.  From nowhere she said, "Mom, make the lights stop." I asked her what she was talking about and she proceeded to tell me about the lights that floated around our house. There was a boy and a girl. The boy lived under the house (we had a large crawl space under the hardwood). "The girl sleeps in your bed mom." What the..??!! Needless to say, moving became a blessing.

Still obsessed with horror, even ghosts, though they were the only thing that actually terrified me, I allowed my daughter to watch horror movies just as I was allowed to. She continued to "see dead people" and eventually I just became accustomed to it. Although, there were a handful of times I scooped her up and she and I left the apartment for the night because of things she'd say. It was during this time my character, Dylan Hart, popped into my head. At a much needed night out my friends and I began discussing the ridiculousness of the (then) new vampire explosion. Having grown up on the stellar vampires of the 1980's I had developed a taste for the big haired vamps and the new sparkling version wasn't cutting it for me. You'd thing if a vampire was going to sparkle, he would've done it in the 80's. But, alas, this trend waited until I was old enough and wise enough...drunk enough...to drudge up the idea for the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series. One would assume that I'd begin my writing career with a good ghost story, judging by my experience, but the first story to enter my brain was that of "The Scene".

It was a slow go at first. Life and road blocks stopped the process so many times I'd nearly given up, but a few solid "fans" pushed me to finish. The story changed over the years, evolved into what you can read today, but Dylan Hart was always there, in my head, punching and scratching her way out. I think sometimes she was always there, wanting to come out, wanting to become some sort of reality, and perhaps all that came before her was just another step in her release. Or, I'm just a f***ing lunatic. Either way you look at it, a bad ass bitch like Dylan Hart came from all the horrors that came before her, I say it's a win!

Four years later, new house, new husband, new book. Dylan Hart is complete and on the shelves ready for eager readers. The series was born and the next in line, Endless Night, is cooking hot in the oven. Dylan fought her way through the dredges of horror in my head and came out victorious. And behind her, little sis, Lynnie Russell. A new and exciting character born from the need to write something fantastical. Something I could take anywhere my imagination could carry me. Something my daughter could read. Because in the case of Dylan Hart, they're not your daughters vampires.

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The Scene - Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series ( 4.5 stars ) $2.99 eBook $9.99 paperback

In the opening novel of R.M. Gilmore's
'Odyssey of the Occult' series, entitled "The Scene", we find Dylan Hart in her hometown of Hollywood, California. The bodies of seven exsanguinated prostitutes have been found from the Central Valley to Southern California. The media has dubbed them the "Vampire Massacres".
Dylan has decided to cash in on the tragedy and write a true crime novel. She begins her odyssey with research into the underground vampire lifestyle. All seemed to be going as planned, and as long as fiction can keep its ass away from fact, she should be alright.
But let's face it, someone is draining women of all their blood.
There is no way in hell it's going to end pretty.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00789GPFK
NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-scene-rm-gilmore/1108826068?ean=2940013916593
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Scene-Dylan-Odyssey-Occult-Series/dp/1470070081/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13494123-the-scene
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/27030151/The-Scene-(Dylan-Harts-Odyssey-of-The-Occult)?uid=o1515048096
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DylanHartOdysseySeries



Becoming - Lynnie Russell Trilogy ( 4.8 stars) $0.99 eBook $5.99 paperback

Country girl paranormal novella from author R.M. Gilmore (author of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series). A new twist on an old classic. Havana, Arkansas isn't exactly the picture of mystics and magic, but Lynnie Russell learns quickly you can't judge a book by it's cover. She discovers myths and legends are alive and well in her tiny little town and she is at the center of it.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008J46UR6/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3
NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-lynnie-russell-trilogy-rm-gilmore-gilmore/1112031528?ean=2940014576864
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy-Volume/dp/0615667503/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15734953-becoming
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/30122966/Becoming-(Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LynnieRussellTrilogy

Places where you can stalk R.M. Gilmore

www.RMGilmoreAuthor.com
@RMGilmoreAuthor
http://www.facebook.com/RMGilmoreAuthor http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5756901.R_M_Gilmore http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a1002673717/R-M-Gilmore/
http://pinterest.com/rmgilmoreauthor/


Author Bio:

Raised in Central California, bred from two very young parents, I have fought hard to get where I am today. Which isn’t saying much since I haven’t come very far. But, I do my best. I married my best friend October of 2011 and published my first novel in 2012, not too shabby I guess.
I started writing almost four years ago. Dylan Hart was my first character and I fell in love with her immediately. Since, I have created, and am currently working on, a number of different works. All varying from supernatural thrillers, to biblical apocalypse, to the life of a young punk just trying to drink, smoke, and survive. Short stories are regularly being pumped out as well. All are lying in wait for the perfect time to be unleashed.
Aside from writing, I also paint. In fact, painting was my first passion. I operate an online store where I sell my original artworks. Just as the characters I drudge up, all paintings I’ve finished have their own identity.
I definitely consider myself to be “unconventional”  (“conventionist.”) I also have an affinity for cult films. I love movies and could watch horror all day, everyday. My heart lies with vampires but I never turn away a good monster, slasher, ghost, or otherwise otherworldly plot. Thanks to my lovely husband I watch Trailer Park Boys nearly everyday. Along with, Roseanne, Ancient Aliens, Decoded, and SVU. Just to name a few.
My life revolves around humor. If I’m not laughing at something or someone then I must be dead. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon.

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Don't forget to check out the other stops

August 18th  Novel d'Tales
August 19th Bex 'n' Books
August 20th Sassy Book Lovers
August 21st Book Readers Addicts
August 22nd Paranormal Reads
August 23rd The Curiosity Key
August 24th Thousand Lives Book Blog
August 25th Totally Bookalicious
August 26th One More Chapter Reviews
August 27th My Home Away From Home

Sunday, August 19, 2012

**COVER REVEAL** Flutter by Melissa Andrea


HERE IT IS....



As Sara and Adan struggle to overcome their own separate battles -
There is a far more determined evil that is stalking the shadows and waiting to annihilate them both.
Sara will figure out that not everything is what it seems and knowing what she can and can not trust will be the key to finding out the truth to what happened to her, the reason why she had been buried alive and who she really is…

Sara and Adan will discover the hidden meaning to why she was the reason he existed and why he would be the reason she survived & together they will fight to change the rules and rewrite their fate.

Discover the Meaning,
Discover the Secret,
Discover
Flutter
Coming October 2012

Teaser:

I ached for him.
The more time that went by with no signs of letting go, the more I learned that guilt didn’t come with an expiration date. I had come to terms with the fact that this would be my permanent judgment and I was perfectly willing to carry out my sentence without any hope of getting off on good behavior.


OMG I absolutely LOVE this cover!!  What are your thoughts??





Saturday, August 18, 2012

Foretold by Jana Oliver, Review/Giveaway

Title: Foretold (The Demon Trappers #4)
Author: Jana Oliver
Release Date: 2nd August 2012
Published By: Macmillan Children's Books
Genre: Paranormal, YA (Older Readers)
Copy: Won a copy.

Goodreads Description:

Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to The Demon Trappers series.

Riley’s always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she’s not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he’s finally admitted to himself that he’s in love with her too, there’s no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what’s to come...



My Rating: 5 #TeamDemonTrapper Sassy Stars

My Review: When I received this in the mail, I was so over the moon but also a little sad cause I knew this was it, this was the end of such an amazing series. I'm not going to give ANYTHING away in this review, this book needs to be read and experienced personally.

Jana Oliver has delivered a BRILLIANT conclusion in this amazing series. You just can't help getting swept up in this book, I found myself devouring every page and once I came to that last chapter, I read slowly to soak it all in.....

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." ~Paul Sweeney

One of my favourite quotes and Jana has made me feel this way, the world she has created is one that'll stick with you, one you'll keep going back to over and over again. The adventures your taken on, the characters, the creativity, the magic, the pure awesomeness just oozes off the pages.

Riley, she just has to be my favourite character, ever! She's a don't take crap from no-one sorta chick, she can seriously kick ass! She's strong willed and won't give up on anything or anyone, she will always put a smile on your face. :-)

Beck, well what can I say about him. Beck seriously brings out all the girly emotions, through most of the series in alot of parts you just wanna slap him to try and knock some sense in to the guy, than there's the other times where he'll just melt your heart and just leave you all gooey inside, than the other times where he'll do or say something that'll have you wondering why he is the way he is. Even when Beck is being a pain, you'll always catch yourself with even a hint of a smile, cause he's just that sort of a guy. As Riley likes to say "an asshat" but a lovable one.

All the characters are amazing in their own way, even the evil ones. They all bring this story to life and it wouldn't be the same without any of them.

I'm still reeling from this book, I just can't stop thinking about it and I love that! I want to start over and read them all again right now LOL!

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce

So true! These books are a must read, I recommend adding them to your to-read lists or even racing out and buying them right NOW!! You won't regret it. Come join THE DEMON TRAPPERS and kick some serious demon butts!! #TEAMDEMONTRAPPERS

Here's a little something from Book one Forsaken...

“Kiss my ass, demon!’ Beck whooped, and shot a first in the air.”
Jana Oliver, Forsaken


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Good Luck to everyone and HAPPY READING!!




Friday, August 17, 2012

Review- Shift by M.R Merrick

Title- Shift
Author- M.R Merrick
Genre- Paranormal
Publish Date- 1st of February 2012
Publisher- Self Published

Blurb- Devastated by a terrible loss, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else—a monster threatening to tear her apart.

As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world.


Review- Merrick has amazed me all over again with the second installment in "The Protector" series. He really is the whole package. A package which includes a vivid imagination, a writing style to make any author jealous, loveable characters, not to mention one the most creative storylines I have ever come across. Did I mention that he published it himself?

So onto Shift...

We find Chase right where we left him in Exiled (If you missed my review on that you can check it out HERE). There is no mucking around with Merrick, because we are thrown straight into action and drama from the very first page. Chase's intense struggle with a heart-breaking loss and the unpredictable magic inside of him makes for a crazy roller-coaster ride of emotions and occurrences that will have you on the edge of whatever seat you're sitting on. Not only do we have to watch Chase go through pain, his friends Rayna and Willy also face some difficult obstacles and tough decisions.

From start to finish, word to word, Shift was one exciting, edgy read that everyone will love. So waste no time and get your copy NOW!

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Merrick is currently working on Book 3 in the series...

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So keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

**COVER REVEAL** Forever Hers by E.B. Walters


Yay! We're so happy to be apart of the cover reveal for FOREVER HERS book 5 in The Fitzgerald Family series. E.B. Walters is one of my favourite Indie authors, she knows how to blow you away with her stories.

So here is the cover for FOREVER HERS....



    
                    Release date - 15th October 2012

Blurb

She wants her past hidden…

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He’s in the business of exposing the truth…

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.


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Wow, I just love it!! Can't WAIT to get my hands on this book!

I've marked my calender, have you? ;-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Auracle Blog tour: Review / This or That & Giveaway




Hey all, welcome to the Auracle blog tour. We're stop #13 and we have a fun stop for you today. :-)

Title: Auracle
Author: Gina Rosati
Release date: 7th August 2012
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Source: ARC copy from Author
Genre: YA

Goodreads Description:

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.


My Rating: 5 Sizzling Sassy Stars

My Review: Firstly I'd like to thank Gina Rosati for sending me a copy of this amazing book for the tour and an honest review. Also Jean BookNerd for hosting this tour, thank you! :-)

Wow, just wow! Gina has written an exhilarating debut novel, It literally just blew my mind! From the very first page it grabbed me.

Gina's storytelling is truly awe-inspiring, every step of the way I felt like I was apart of the story. A movie just playing in my head, one that I didn't want to end. The characters are so easy to connect with, they feel like long lost friends.

Anna can astral project, she can leave her body and adventure anywhere and everywhere (who wouldn't wanna do that, right?!?!). Until one time she ignores a warning to go back, and she finds herself without her body. A school rival (Taylor) has taken over Anna's body and boy, does she have some fun! Poor Anna, she's left in another dimension where she can't talk, she can't even eat. Though by using energy she can do some amazing things. Anna had me cracking up with the stuff she was doing throughout the story, she's such a fun character!

Rei, my goodness what a man! He's sweet, sensitive, caring and very lovable. The perfect "dream" guy! He takes his friendships very seriously and when one or both of his bestfriends are in trouble, he does everything he can to help and protect. I swear I was swooning over him through the whole book *blushes* ;-)

The secondary characters all had their own individual awesomeness. Taylor, she's just your average weird teenage girl who hides all her problems through lashing out and being outrageous (like taking over someone elses body). Rei's little sister was just gorgeous! (I have a younger sister myself and remember the babysitting days, loads of fun) ;-) My heart really went out to Seth, he gets put through hell!! I really could go on but, I think I've already said too much LOL!

This book is A MUST READ!! It gives you something new & exciting also it's a story that'll stick with you long after finishing the last page. If you haven't added it to your TBR list than I recommend you do so, this is one that's not to be missed. It's in my top 5 "Best Reads" of 2012.

Congratulations Gina Rosati on a truly fantabulous story!

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Now for a little fun with...

 "This or That" with Gina Rosati

McDonald’s or Pizza McDonalds.
Sunshine or Rain - Sunshine
Sunrise or Sunset - Sunrise
Pink or Purple - Purple
Skirt or Pants - Pants
Bikini or Full - Full
Hardcover or Softcover - Hardcover
Ebook or Paperback - Paperback
Roses or Tulips - Roses
Heels or flats - Flats
Dogs or Cats This was close, but dogs won by a very wet nose.
House in the mountains or house in the beach - Beach
Manicure or Pedicure - Neither
Guitar or Drums - Guitar
Rock or Pop - Rock
Comedy or Thriller - Comedy
Hugh Jackman or Brad Pitt Hugh Jackman!

Great answers! :-)



BIO:

Gina Rosati grew up in Boston suburbia and now lives with her husband, two teenagers and two chubby guinea pigs in Merrimack, NH. Gina is a long time volunteer at her local middle school library, and a member of SCBWI, the Apocalypsies and the Class of 2k12 debut author groups. Her debut YA paranormal romance, AURACLE, is available on August 7, 2012 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. Visit her website at www.ginarosati.com.






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