Month: February 2014

Feb 28
{Interview+Giveaway} Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison

{Interview+Giveaway} Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison

Today I have Kate Avery Ellison here for an interview of her new book Of Sea and Stone There is also an excerpt and giveaway for you guys to enter. I think this book looks SO FREAKIN’ GOOD!! Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison  Publication date: February 2014  Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true. When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol,… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Giveaway} Blackness Takes Over by by Norma Jeanne Karlsson

{Giveaway} Blackness Takes Over by by Norma Jeanne Karlsson

  Blackness Takes Over by by Norma Jeanne Karlsson Published January 2014 Genre: Thriller, Suspense Summary: Shannon Kelly’s life has been anything but typical. Her life has been altered viciously at the hands of others twice. However horrible they have been, it’s these changes that have given her a family and career…now possibly love. The last thirteen years she has been supported and loved by her protector, her entertainer, and her comforter, but never a lover. When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one. He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable. Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over Blackness Takes Over is Norma Jeanne’s debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. She’s currently working on her untitled sophomore effort. We can’t wait to… Read more »

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Feb 27
{Review} Dream Girl by SJ Lomas

{Review} Dream Girl by SJ Lomas

Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas Paperback, 258 pages Published November 2013 by Scribe Publishing Source: ecopy for review Age Group: YA Summary: For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library—thanks to his bad reputation—but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can’t stay away. Soon it’s clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she’s on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life.     I really liked the premise of this book. The story is split between the dreams and real life. Christine journals about her dreams and when she starts seeing her new co-worker Gabriel in her dreams as well as at work, she knows something strange is going on. I wanted so badly to like this book, but it just didn’t work for me. It was hard for… Read more »

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Feb 27
{Interview+Excerpt} Starcrush by Justine Erler

{Interview+Excerpt} Starcrush by Justine Erler

Today I have Justine Erler, author of Starcrush here for an interview, as well as an excerpt from Starcrush. Starcrush by Justine Erler Kindle Edition, 248 pages Published December 19th 2013 by Trio Capital LLC Age Group: YA  The Perfect Boyfriend … is an Alien. Close Encounters of the crush-worthy kind. There are no ordinary moments at the Jersey Shore as psychically-gifted high school senior Genna Savoy finds herself torn between rival aliens who look … spectacularly human.         An interview with Justine Erler Q. Please tell us about the inspiration for your current release. The inspiration is Colette’s Cheri and The Last of Cheri, which I view as the ultimate sensory romance. The writing is visceral in nature, so that every word is laden with an emotional weight that is beyond anything I’ve read. In Starcrush, I adapted Colette’s freely abandoned, sensual style to the modern, teen genre. The more explicit references meant for an adult reader have been appropriately tempered, while still maintaining the emotional… Read more »

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Feb 27
{Excerpt} Emblazed by Connie L. Smith

{Excerpt} Emblazed by Connie L. Smith

If you are new to this series, the First book Essenced is currently FREE on Amazon Emblazed by Connie Smith Published February 24th 2014 Series: The Division Chronicles #2 Age Group: YA Fantasy Synopsis: After all the preparations, Nicholai’s warriors stand on the threshold of warfare, the demons entering the realm in battalions and the world unknowingly depending on the army’s success to continue intact. But the battle is only the beginning of deadly struggles, and the soldiers will soon realize how little they know, how many things are at stake, and how much they have to lose. Love, hate, hope, despair, anguish, joy… The journey is a gauntlet of emotion and combat, threatening their resolve as much as their lives. Will their training and ties be enough, or will the complications and the forthcoming evil forever cripple the world’s last hope of survival? AJ sensed him there, standing wordlessly some feet in the distance, just like she always recognized his presence when he lingered near. She absorbed the comfort… Read more »

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Feb 26
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe

  The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe Series: Headhunters #1 Release date: January 3rd 2014 Publisher: January Sky Publishing Sixteen-year-old Avene was sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime she didn’t commit. Now she has a chance to win her freedom back – if she enters the Headhunters Race. Second prize isn’t so bad either, an upgrade to the Leisure Prison if you make it to the finish line. To win either prize, Avene and the other prisoners must navigate one hundred and fifty miles of dense forest, desert, and worst of all, cannibal territory. With a mechanical collar timed to strangle the prisoners if they’re not back in nine days, Avene allies herself with seventeen-year-old McCoy, another prisoner that insists on helping her at every turn and a boy she’s trying hard not to fall for. Together they battle nature, other prisoners, and the timed death collars to win the coveted prize. But when Avene is tested with one deadly conflict after another, she realizes there is more… Read more »

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Feb 25
{Interview+Giveaway} Stalkers Anthology by 11 different authors

{Interview+Giveaway} Stalkers Anthology by 11 different authors

Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories Today I have one of the authors, Andrea Stanet, author of “Lucid” here for an interview, as well as an excerpt from Lucid. Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories Edited and compiled by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom Anthology eBook and paperback, 498 pages Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light. These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner. Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares. STALKERS. Watch your back.Stories featured in this anthology: – Every Thorn by Rene Folsom – Dead Ringer by Jason Brant – Autumn by Elizabeth Collins – Don’t Kiss the Dead Fred by A.E. Killingsworth – Affliction by S.L. Dearing – Lucid by Andrea Stanet – Donations by Bart Hopkins – Bernice by Chad Foutz – Destination:… Read more »

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Feb 25
{Top 5+Giveaway} Unraveled by Julie Daines

{Top 5+Giveaway} Unraveled by Julie Daines

Today I have Julie Daines here for a top 5 list and a giveaway         Unraveled by Julie Daines Release date: February 2014 Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairytale Summary:  When sickness swept through Bronwen’s family, it took the life of her father, brother, and sister, and left her permanently crippled. On the stormy eve of her sixteenth birthday, a faerie-witch gifts her a pair of enchanted shoes. Bronwen slips them on and is healed–but only when the shoes are on her feet. Her grace and beauty catches the eye of the king’s son–Urien, a handsome young man who prides himself on having everything perfect. When Rhys, an old acquaintance and Captain of the Guard, recognizes Bronwen, he threatens to tell Urien her secret. Desperate to keep her deformity hidden and not to lose the love of handsome Urien, Bronwen quickly finds herself tangled in a web of lies and deceit. Top Things that Inspire You with Julie Daines: Stormy weather. A good book. A crazy news story. Inspirational… Read more »

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Feb 25
{Giveaway} Entangled Covet’s February New Releases

{Giveaway} Entangled Covet’s February New Releases

Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, Like their Facebook page, and join the Book Club. Today I’m happy to be featuring Covet’s February releases: Hot Rock by Annie Seaton Special $0.99 Introductory Price! Megan Miller is on a dream trip to research her doctoral thesis at a rock festival in England. When she arrives in town she’s stunned that her temporary neighbor is the spitting image of her 70’s rock idol, too bad he’s also a world-class jerk. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Seventies rock star Davy Morgan is a man with a secret: rockin’ in one time and… Read more »

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Feb 24
{Audiobook Review} Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

{Audiobook Review} Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich Genre: Adult comedy/mystery Hardcover, 1st Edition, 308 pages Published June 23rd 2009 by St. Martin’s Press Series: Stephanie Plum #15 Source: Audiobook from library Unbuckle your belt and pull up a chair. It’s the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking Plum yet. Receipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipolte comes to Trenton in a barbecue cookoff and loses his head – literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help find he killer and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said. Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger,… Read more »

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