Eye Contact by Rebecca Royce Kindle Edition Published March 3rd 2011 by Decadent Publishing Company Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Series: The Conditioned #1 Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Thirty years ago, after the breakdown of an oil negotiation, the President of the United States decided that all people born with unusual abilities, which he would now refer to as “the condition”, would be locked away from the general public where they couldn’t harm others. Parents and loved ones of these people, most of whom were children, were forced to turn them in upon penalty of death. Formed to keep the institutions secure, the Committee for the Protection of a Free Society now rules these institutions with an iron fist.The granddaughter of one the Committee members, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she is forced to turn to Safe Dawn, one of the facilities designed to hold conditioned people, when her nephew is kidnapped and, despite… Read more »
My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton Kindle Edition 208 pages Published April 5th 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc. Age Group: Adult Source: blog tour Summary (from Goodreads) “I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men… Read more »
Thank you to Stacy for joining us today. Check out my review of her book, My Blood Runs Blue! Thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog today! For those who don’t know me or what I do, I am an author, but I am also a Police Officer by career. I love my job and love what I get to do. So let me ask this of you… When you think of a police officer what do you envision? Many people think of them as strong, honorable, warriors and some even call us heroes. We run into the face of horror when everyone is running away. We face off to the worst of mankind, the rapists, the child molesters and the murders. We help people when they are hurt and we listen to people when they want to talk. Some people say we show no fear. We get asked all the time, “weren’t you scared?” or “aren’t you ever afraid?” Of course we are afraid! … Read more »
The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins Kindle Edition Published June 23rd 2011 by Heather Marie Adkins Age Group: Adult Source: Author Summary (from Goodreads) Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that’s nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem – people are dying, and word is, it’s supernatural.At her new place of employment, a temple dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess, Vale learns something even more shocking – women guards are disappearing at an alarmingly patterned rate; women who possess special gifts like her own.Supernatural powers aside, Vale isn’t ready to believe in the Wild Hunt as the culprit, and she’s determined to prove the deaths are acts of human violence. Plagued by a brute with a history of domestic violence and lusting after a dark-eyed man with a secret, Vale has a limited amount of time to discover the killer before he… Read more »
Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt Kindle Edition Published September 28th 2011 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House Age Group: Adult Source: Publisher Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Novalee Jensen thought what happened in Vegas would stay in Vegas, but two years later, her Vegas indiscretion shows up in her bar. Novalee’s fears come true as the sudden appearance of the stranger brings questions everyone wants answers to, and the secret she’s kept to herself for so long is exposed.Dean Philips is on a mission to find his wife and bring her back to Nevada, all without exposing his own secrets and lies. Lies that could not only cost him his fortune, but also the woman he’s yearned to know since that fateful night two years ago I am always looking for fun, interesting and unique contemporary books. For some reason, unique plotlines are a lot harder to come by in contemporary books. (at least the in the ones I have been reading- leave me suggestions if you think… Read more »
The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone WrightPaperback, 288 pages Published April 1st 2011 by Jennichad Books Age Group: adult Source: blog tour Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Long ago, a prophecy was foreseen. A child would be born, a child who held the power to destroy the world. Now, it is up to Alexander Lucas, a one-hundred-year-old vampire, to keep the baby girl safe from his arch enemy Malcolm. In order to save her, Alexander must raise the child as his own. Will he be able to resist his vampire tendencies to care for a human baby? With the help of the wisest of the supernatural, an organization called The Great Council, Alexander must face many battles to ensure the safety of this very special child. I have been back and forth on this book. I wasn’t quite sure what exactly to talk about in the review or what to rate it. Normally I have a good list of specifics that I want to bring up, after reading a book…. Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. FOR REVIEW: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Publisher- Thank you Tor/Forge publishing!)Frail by Joan Frances Turner (Publisher- Thank you Penguin!)Betrayed by Morrigan Michele and Misty Carmony (blog tour) Bloodstone Heart by T. Lynne Tolles (blog tour)Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (blog tour) Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal (blog tour)Torment (bloodlines #2) by Lindsay Ann Kendal (blog tour) WON: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (from Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook)Everblue by Brenda Pandos (from Word Spelunking‘s 100 follower contest!)Leave links to your IMM in the comments and I will be sure to stop by! 🙂Click here to enter my banned books giveaway- $10 to Book Depository Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!
Today, we are joined by the author of Up a Dry Creek, Avery Flynn. She is sharing her views on spitfire heroines. (my favorite kind!) Thank you so much Avery for taking the time to write this guest post. 🙂 Spitfires Are Us By Avery Flynn There are some book heroines who I love and admire. They’re strong and smart and more than a little intimidating. I’m talking about you Anita Blake, who is completely kick ass and I love but who would scare the crap out of me if we met in real life. Then, there are those heroines who I want to sit down with at the bar because I know I’m going to laugh, commiserate and snark the night away. This is where Bridget Jones and Sookie Stackhouse come into play. So when I was crafting Claire Layton, my heroine in Up a Dry Creek, I knew I wanted the second kind of heroine. Claire reminds me a lot of a friend I had in college who… Read more »
Up a Dry creek by Avery Flynn ebook Published June 15th 2011 by Evernight Publishing Age Group: Adult (18+) Source: Blog Tour Summary (from Goodreads) Dry Creek has been home to the Layton family for generations, a heritage Claire Layton and her brothers Hank, Chris and Sam all appreciate. Claire is a successful, though somewhat debt-ridden, restaurateur who minds her own business—literally. She has enough on her plate between an irascible chef, an abandoned sous-chef, and the pressure of running her highly praised eatery, Harvest Bistro. But when she discovers one of her customers dead in her dumpster, her world begins to unravel. Even as her County Sheriff brother Hank and his team are still swarming the property looking for evidence, Claire receives a threatening call. It seems there’s a slight problem involving the dead young woman in the dumpster. She doesn’t have her phone and her flash drive with her. The killer makes it clear that Claire better find them by noon the next day or he’ll go after her… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.I had a lot of “blood” books last week. See if anyone can find the theme this week. 🙂 For Review: Wishless by Louise Caiola The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright The Search for Artemis’ by P.D. Griffith Raven’s Kiss by Toni LoTempioDoorway of the Triquetra by Lenore Wolfe Won: Three Daves by Nicki Elson (from A tale of Many Reviews blogoversary)The Apothecary by Samantha Jillian Bayarr(from livingston hall giveaway hop)Raven Finch: The Curse of the Dead Woods by Samantha Jillian Bayarr (from Livingston hall giveaway hop)Doodling by Johnathan Gould (from Workday Reads secret Giveaway) Night Secrets by BK Walker (from Live to Read)Before Ever After by Samantha SotoI have three giveaways going on right now. You can find links to all of them on the top of my page right under my header. 🙂 good luck! Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!