Tag: supernatural

May 25
{Excerpt} Hotblood by Juliann C. Whicker

{Excerpt} Hotblood by Juliann C. Whicker

For my stop on the Hotblood tour, author Juliann has provided an excerpt from the first book in the house of Slide novel. Thank you so much Juliann! Excerpt: This excerpt from my book, House of Slide, Hotblood is a scene after Dariana has stolen the Hotblood soul and is coming to terms with the life she had after her brother took everything from her along with her soul.  ———— That night I dreamed I sat at the piano, my feet swinging unable to touch the pedals as I carefully plunked out notes. Devlin’s laugh distracted me from the complicated chords and I looked up to frown at him but he had his cello. With a flick of his fingers he sent me off on a goose chase, trying to keep up with him. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t play the right notes but it didn’t matter since he followed me when I stumbled and made every mistake beautiful. The dream shifted until I played in the moonlight… Read more »

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Apr 23
{Review+G!veaway} Friendly Fire by Lynn Seresin

{Review+G!veaway} Friendly Fire by Lynn Seresin

Friendly Fire by Lynn SeresinPages: about 380Publication Date: March 23, 2012Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Thin Air Saga #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, sensational seconds challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge,Buy this Book: amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Though their love remains strong, the pressure of constant danger has taken its toll on Alice and Daniel’s relationship. Paralda’s assassins continue their murder spree in New York City, targeting girls who resemble Alice in an effort to fulfill the air king’s deadly directive. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, the couple must also fiercely guard the secret of Alice’s emergent powers and true identity from everyone–including their closest friends–to protect her safety.Enter Ash and Terrance: two former elementals, each with their own set of reasons for transmuting to the human plane. For Ash, the material realm represents freedom and the possibility of fulfilling a forbidden wish. Terrance has only one aim in the mortal world: to win Alice’s heart. And it seems he’ll… Read more »

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Apr 23
{Book Review} Thin Air by Lynn Seresin

{Book Review} Thin Air by Lynn Seresin

Thin Air by Lynn SeresinPages: 437Publication Date: August 2nd 2011Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Thin Air saga #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challeng, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: AmazonSummary(from Goodreads): Alice Ayre is no ordinary teenager. She took her first name from a statue in Central Park, pulled her last name out of the air (literally), and she’s actually almost a thousand years old. In fact, the only “ordinary” thing about Alice is that she’s in love.Alice was a sylphid—a winged air spirit—when she spotted Daniel Field camping in the Adirondacks and lost her heart to the handsome NYU student. Intangible to the human senses, her only hope of winning his heart resides in becoming mortal, even though transmutation is forbidden by Paralda, ruler of the air. Risking punishment, however, seems a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness.Tracking down Daniel in New York City ends up being surprisingly easy. Getting noticed by him for all the right reasons is another story, especially when… Read more »

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Apr 12
{Excerpt+G!veaway} Enemy Through the Gates by D.T. Dyllin

{Excerpt+G!veaway} Enemy Through the Gates by D.T. Dyllin

Enemy Through the Gates by D. T. Dyllin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blurb:  P. J. Stone, like most eighteen-year-old girls, is a little boy crazy and somewhat obsessed with finding the perfect boyfriend. Some days she feels like she might be the last remaining virgin in her entire high school, and maybe even the entire tri-state area. After a traumatic night at a friend’s party, P. J. realizes what she truly wants has been right under her nose all along. Bryn O’Bannon, her best friend and partner in crime since age five, is head over heels in love with her, and she feels the same about him. But P. J.’s life isn’t that simple. She’s a member of a separate society that exists secretly among the rest of the world; the society raises gifted individuals to protect the world from interdimensional interlopers, and P. J. was taught to put duty before her heart. She is expected to choose a suitable mate in order to perpetuate the Seer line. Unfortunately, Bryn is a Guardian and… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Interview} Author Christine Fonseca

{Interview} Author Christine Fonseca

Today I have a fun interview with author of the Requiem series! Be sure to check back in to my blog, because my review of LACRIMOSA is coming up next! 🙂 Thank you so much for being here Christine! 1. Describe Lacrimosa in a tweet. (140characters or less) – Take an emotional ride with Nesy and Aydan as they sacrifice everything for love in this Romeo and Juliet tale of angels and demons2. What do you think is the hardest part of writing a series? For me it is getting that balance between making each book stand alone and being overly repetitive regarding backstory—such a hard balance to achieve. And yet, I really wanted this to be a series, not companion stories with overlapping characters. You guys will have to tell me if I have managed to achieve my goals when the next novel is released in the fall.3. Some of the first two books are pretty dark. Do you think it is easier to write happy characters or dark… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review+G!veaway} Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata

{Review+G!veaway} Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata

Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata Paperback, 276 pages Published January 21st 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Blog TourSeries: Entwined Souls #1 Challenges: ebook, 150+, YA challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary: ~ Eyes are the window to the soul, in a time when souls are ancient. ~After an accident, one she shouldn’t have walked away from, Lexi’s life finally begins. She meets Dez, a new student with the most beautiful eyes she’s ever seen. And since gazing into them, Lexi has had vivid waking dreams that pull her back through time, and into the warm embrace of a mysterious stranger—a stranger who becomes all too familiar. When offering an explanation for her detailed visions, Dez changes her world forever with two simple words: Soul mates.For the first time in her life, Lexi feels safe and complete. But lingering in the shadows is the embodiment of evil, coveting the light within her. He’s a threat to Lexi’s very existence, and to a love that has transcended time. This is the second reincarnation book that… Read more »

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Feb 12
{Guest Post+G!veaway} Dies Irae by Christine Fonseca

{Guest Post+G!veaway} Dies Irae by Christine Fonseca

Today I have Christine Fonseca with us to share 10 facts about Dies Irae as well as an awesome giveaway. Thank you so much Christine! Be sure to come back tonight to check out my review of Dies Irae. Top 10 Things You Don’t Know About DIES IRAE and the Requiem Series Thanks for inviting me Michelle. I had a blast thinking about ten things readers don’t know about the series. After collaborating with my teen group a bit, I think I finally came up with something: 1. The first book written was actually the novel, LACRIMOSA. The idea for the DIES IRAE came more than a year later, though the premise for it was always in the novel. 2. After DIES IRAE was written, I had to change several things in LACRIMOSA, including reviving a character—one I had cut during the millions of rounds of edits the story had in its early stages. 3. I came up with the name Mikayel after mis-typing Michael on a million emails at work…. Read more »

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Jan 29
{Book Review} Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins

{Book Review} Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins

Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins Pages: 291 pages Publication Date: October 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary: Cheyenne Loveless was just a boring sixteen-year-old girl. Then Denver Collins bit her and everything changed. Her plants start talking to her, she finds out she’s a Nymph, and a witch and the angel of death show up at her doorstep to take her away to the prestigious Vala School and Seminary. Oh, and she has no choice in the matter. All she wants to do is blend in and return to being invisible, but the more time that passes, the harder that becomes. Plus she’s a daughter of the Divine, an exclusive secret society which rules the world of myth, and discovers she is a key ingredient to an ancient covenant created before she was born. A covenant that will reshape the order of the world. Adjusting to… Read more »

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Jan 19
{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz ebook, 105 pages Published by On the Bird 2011 Source: Author Challenges: None Age group: Adult Summary(from Goodreads): The novel is called Atticus for the Undead. It centers around an idealistic young attorney, Hunter Gamble, who works in a very special area of the practice — arcane defense. Twelve years ago, the world discovered through an event called The Unveiling that vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other creatures previously thought purely mythical were, in fact, real. This changed the fabric of American life in a number of ways, not least of which — they needed somebody to go to court for them! And so, with the help of shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, Hunter sets out to make the world a better place — one arcane client at a time. (Don’t call them supernaturals, it’s rude!) When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating, of course), Hunter must navigate a complex web of political, legal, and cultural obstacles to secure… Read more »

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Jan 11
{Book Review} Darwin’s Children by Natasha Larry

{Book Review} Darwin’s Children by Natasha Larry

Darwin’s Children by Natasha LarryPages: 262Publication Date: June 28th 2011 by Penumbra PublishingAge Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Darwin’s Children #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge Summary(from Goodreads): Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening; especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!Jaycie Lerner’s family isn’t the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie’s mom is MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in trainer, is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie’s godfather John is more than persuasive; he can literally convince anyone to do anything.As far as the rest of the world’s concerned, Jaycie’s on the outside looking in. The townsfolk love Jaycie’s paediatrician father, but she doesn’t fit in with “normal” kids, and she doesn’t really want to. Most of her free time is spent training to keep her telekinetic… Read more »

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