Monday, April 8, 2013

The Morning Star Review Tour Stop







                          The Morning Star by Tania Penn Review




Book Blurb: Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.

There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything

My Thoughts: 5 star review!!! Smore please!!! I was drawn in to the book from the very beginning and had a hard time putting it down. I was quite surprised when I reached the end, hoping for more. I was drawn to the characters. Even though I've been raised Christian all my life and know the truth Dawn makes a strong believable case that "Hell" isn't nearly as bad as we make it out to be. The only element I had a hard time believing and picturing in my mind was Dawn's sister Venus being able to change race and body styles in an instant to grab a guy's attention. As long as you can discern fact from fiction and strong in your beliefs I recommend this book to everyone even mature Christian readers!

*I received a copy from the author with no expectation of a positive review!*

Author: Tania Penn




About Tania Penn:
Born: Hollywood, CA, The United States

Website:
http://twistedwritertanita.blogspot.com

Twitter username:
twistedtanita

Genre:
Young Adult, Romance, Fiction

Influences:
fireball whiskey, malbec and music

Author of debut young adult novel, The Morning Star. Currently working on the sequel, Equinox, as well as a chick-lit, rom-com, slightly sleazy and funny story with a twist, Catching Frogs. And, because I'm loco in the roco, I've got about 12 more on the back burner. When I'm not writing I can be found kayaking, hiking, ninja-training, traveling, and taking a ferry over to the San Juan Islands to search for the elusive creature known as the "Orca." I also am constantly adding ridiculous wants, needs, must-see's and do's to my ever expanding bucket book.

I covet a delicious malbec with a rare steak and make a killer salsa.



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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Kiss Off Cover Reveal

The Kiss-Off  (Book 1)


Sarah Billington 
Genre: YA
Contemporary

Synopsis:
WARNING: Sexual references, occassional coarse language.

When sixteen
year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and
ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to
go global. 

A local band picks up her song from Youtube
and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they
blow up on the local club scene and hit the international
charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy
as she had hoped. 

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework,
ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has
a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the
rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school.
But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private,
she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in
the headlines.

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The Kiss-Off 2: Over It (Book 2)



Sarah Billington 
Genre: YA Contemporary

Synopsis:
Warning: Sexual References, occasional course language.

Teen
Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend
Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for
months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out
the school year.

But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened:
Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in.

She's minted, and she knows just what she's going
to blow it on.

Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer
music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best
weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going
to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and
partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one
time with America's favorite front man.

Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy
takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite
go according to plan.

And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another
band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. 

There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker,
but the less said about her the better.

The biggest test of all comes in the form of an
opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy
stand in Poppy's way? 
Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?
 
Life
is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can
you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?



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AUTHOR BIO



Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write
stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the
same story.

She writes predominantly light Young Adult fiction under her name,
Sarah Billington, but if you're interested in something a bit darker
and scarier she's got some of that for you too.

Sarah loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing,
Ice Hockey, fly ball and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation
shows and channel E!. She has also become known as "the zombie
girl" because of her fascination with all things zombie. She doesn't
quite know how that happened, but she's going with it.

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Shaken by Susan Hatler
Starkissed by Brynna Gabrielson
Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno
Equal Parts by Emma Winters
Heaven Below by Nolia McCarty
Myth by Jolea M Harrison
Sword of Sighs by Greg James
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Footsteps in Time by Sarah Woodbury
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Stormy Surrender Cover Reveal


                                                                  Stormy Surrender 


                                                              By Nicole Andrews Moore 

Blurb:
Sometimes the life you planned isn’t the one you get to live. Sometimes the pain of the past overshadows the future. And sometimes to start over you have to go back to where it all began. That’s how it was for Joe Masters. That’s how he ended up back in New Hope. And that’s why he was in his thirties and had nothing to show for his life. He needed a complete overhaul, just like his father’s old house. Instead of a fast track, he had slowed down and was on a ten year plan. These days that was more his speed. And as much as he tried to fight the inevitable, he was learning to accept and surrender.

Martha had weathered her fair share of storms in Vermont, was accustomed to the cold, both the chill in the air and the cold shoulder in her marriage, but after the miscarriage she felt like she would never get warm again. So she did the research from the laptop while sitting in front of the fireplace. She knew what she needed when she Googled hope, she just never imagined that it would bring her to New Hope, South Carolina. She never imagined that her husband would trick her into leaving and never follow. She never imagined that a southern storm with all its force and fury could be so destructive. But after the storm, the land is washed clean. It’s perfect for a fresh start, a clean slate, and a new love.

About Nicole Andrews Moore:



Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three years. Her journey has barely begun and she loves every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She's still getting used to that new life smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on...)

For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)

In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki is a contributor for Project Underblog. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.

Author Links

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http://thenicknick.wix.com/novels-by-nicole

https://twitter.com/thenicknick 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Trouble With Love Tour Stop


 
THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
(A Cupcake Lovers Novel #2)

Beth Ciotta

 

 

Blurb:

 

A CONSTANT CRAVING

Rocky Monroe’s bad luck is legendary. So it stands to reason that during a quick trip to New York on behalf of the Cupcake Lovers’ forthcoming book, she winds up in the arms of the one man she never wants to see again. So what if he’s also the man she can’t stop dreaming about? Mouth-watering Jayce Bello has always been Rocky’s biggest mistake, and she’s not going to let history repeat itself … unless she gets a new taste of his delicious kisses.

 

AN IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE

When Jayce Bello left Sugar Creek ten years ago, it was the right thing to do—for him and for Rocky, his best friend’s little sister. But one passionate night with gorgeous, reckless Rocky is enough to prove that she’s the missing ingredient in his happiness. Now, with scandalous secrets souring the sweetness of the Cupcake Lovers’ club, Jayce needs to convince Rocky that their love is something to savor …

 

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TEASER…

 

Rocky turned just as Jayce moved into the small room, filling the space with a palatable intensity. As always her heart fluttered and pounded at the sight of him. Tall, lean, and mean. Physically perfect in her book. He wore his dark golden hair longer these days and had grown a devilishly sexy goatee. Bad-boy to the bone, he was dressed in neck-to-toe black. Baggy pullover shirt, cargo pants, a wool Pea Coat hanging open, and a pair of rubber soled boots. He looked to-die-for handsome. He looked . . . angry.

“You said it was nothing.”

She realized his gaze was fixed on her shirt—stained with copious amounts of mostly dried blood. “It looks worse than it is.” She gestured to her forehead, feigned nonchalance. “Just a tiny cut, but it bled like a mother. It’s not that bad. Didn’t even need real stitches. Just this butterfly strip.”

Jayce dragged a hand down his face. “What else?”

Her body trembled when he moved in for a keener inspection. Her temperature spiked. Her brain glitched. Everything—her senses, her emotions—were magnified. She blamed her shaky state on the mugging, the accident, the meds, but no amount of rationalizing, curbed her intense reaction to the reassuring presence of this man. “Just some bruises,” she croaked, swallowing hard when he smoothed messy curls from her face. She’d had a crush on Jayce since she was a kid. She’d finally seduced him on the night of her seventeenth birthday. It had been perfect . . . until the next morning when he’d broken her heart. Every time she saw him, which was hardly ever, a lifetime of memories and emotions battered her soul. Every time she saw him, she fell a little harder instead of digging her way out. “I shouldn’t have called.”

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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Penton Legacy

 

REDEMPTION

Book One Penton Legacy series

By Susannah Sandlin

Following a worldwide pandemic whose vaccine left human blood deadly to vampires, the vampire community is on the verge of starvation and panic. Some have fanned into rural areas, where the vaccine was less prevalent, and are taking unsuspecting humans as blood slaves. Others are simply starving, which for a vampire is worse than death—a raging hunger in a creature too weak to feed.

Immune to these struggles—at first—is Penton, a tiny community in rural Chambers County, Alabama, an abandoned cotton mill town that has been repopulated by charismatic vampire Aidan Murphy, his scathe of 50 vampires, and their willingly bonded humans. Aidan has recruited his people carefully, believing in a peaceful community where the humans are respected and the vampires retain a bit of their humanity.

But an unresolved family feud and the paranoia of the Vampire Tribunal descend on Penton in the form of Aidan’s brother, Owen Murphy. Owen has been issued a death warrant that can only be commuted if he destroys Penton—and Aidan, against whom he’s held a grudge since both were turned vampire in 17th-century Ireland. Owen begins a systematic attack on the town, first killing its doctor, then attacking one of Aidan’s own human familiars

To protect his people, Aidan is forced to go against his principles and kidnap an unvaccinated human doctor—and finds himself falling in love for the first time since the death of his wife in Ireland centuries ago. 

Dr. Krystal Harris, forced into a world she never knew existed, must face up to her own abusive past to learn if the feelings she’s developing for her kidnapper are real—or just a warped, supernatural kind of Stockholm Syndrome in which she’s allowing herself to become a victim yet again.

Susannah Sandlin’s REDEMPTION is the first in the Penton Legacy series. Book two, ABSOLUTION, will be out September 18, and book three, OMEGA, on December 18.
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ABSOLUTION
 
The Penton Legacy, Book 2
By Susannah Sandlin
Release date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Book Description:

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal. 

A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side—or dead.

To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?

It’s a town under siege, a powerful warrior in a battle with his past, and one woman who can make the earth move—literally—as the Penton Legacy continues.

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Omega


Penton Vampire Legacy, Book 3
Susannah Sandlin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Date of Publication: February 5, 2013
ISBN: 978-1612183596
ASIN: B0073XV3L2
Number of pages: 328
Word Count: approx. 88,000
Book Description:

The bloody war between the Vampire Tribunal and the defiant scathe of Penton, Alabama, rages on, forcing its residents and their bonded humans to retreat into the underground fortress of last resort: Omega. There, Will Ludlam is charged with the care of Penton's humans, though he longs to fight alongside his vampire brethren. He knows the risks: as the renegade son of the Tribunal's vicious leader, Will's capture could doom the resistance. 

Yet he is determined to prove his worth to his adopted scathe, to his vengeful father and to former US Army officer Randa Thomas, his beautiful, reluctant partner. Randa has little faith that a former member of the vampire elite has what it takes to fight a war. But as their enemies descend upon Omega, Will's polished charm and Randa's guarded heart finally give way to the warrior within. 

Fans of Susannah Sandlin's Penton Legacy are sure to devour this long-awaited third installment of the steamy paranormal series.
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About the Author:

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.

Website: http://www.susannahsandlin.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susannahsandlin

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susannahsandlin 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5828129.Susannah_Sandlin 

Indie Bound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781612183541


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Alaskan Nights Cover Reveal

Alaskan Nights by Nadia Scrieva


Publication date: March 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17481780-alaskan-nights?ac=1

Synopsis:

When Brynne left Alaska, she promised herself she would never go back.

The day after graduation, she got in her beat-up Honda Civic and drove down the west coast to pursue her dream of becoming a Hollywood makeup artist. Growing up in a rural fishing village with dirty, rundown buildings, and dirty, rundown men, she longed for the glitz and glamour of the silver screen. She had no qualms about leaving behind her dysfunctional family and her nowhere-job at her mother's fishing tackle shop. She didn't even think twice about leaving behind the cute boy who came in to buy gear almost every day, shamelessly flirting with her and always leaving a generous tip. Well, maybe she thought about it twice; but she knew that a relationship with Callder Murphy would only be bound to lead her deeper into nowhere. She was sick and tired of being nowhere—and no one.

Brynne set out, determined to prove to the world that she was much more than just a fisherman’s daughter. Unfortunately, her luck and tip money ran out in Seattle when her car broke down. Exhausted from the stress of travel, she decided to take a waitressing job in the city for the time being. “For the time being” ended up being far longer than she would have liked. That was four years ago. Now, a call from home has alerted Brynne to some bad news. She needs to get back to Soldotna promptly, but she has been living paycheck to paycheck and can’t even afford a plane ticket home. Enter a ghost from her past as her knight in shining armor. Unexpectedly showing up outside her restaurant in a red Ferrari, Callder is determined to take her home with him, and keep her there for good.

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Perpetually drunken playboy, Callder Murphy, is currently loaded. Of course, that’s only because he stole his big brother’s credit card. He was off in Vegas, doing what he does best (absolutely nothing) when he received the call from home. A name he hasn’t heard in years pulls him out of his mindless haze of stumbling from one wild party to the next: Brynne Ambrose needs his help. Pleasant memories of the rude, tomboyish, and completely adorable girl-next-door come rushing back to him with a vengeance. He drops all of his shenanigans and cleans up his act instantaneously. He uses his brother’s credit card to buy an impressive car, and sets out to win over the girl of his dreams. He knows he’s no good for her, but he can’t stay away.

Callder has been waiting his whole life for the opportunity to be her man, and he’s not going to let her slip away again.

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AUTHOR BIO

Nadia Scrieva lives in Toronto, Canada with no husband, no kids, and no pets. She does own a very attractive houseplant which she occasionally remembers to water between her all-consuming writing marathons. Nadia has a degree in English and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. She likes knives. Her writing always features powerful females and (mostly) honorable male characters. "Ms. Scrieva is clearly a very talented writer with a natural gift for weaving beautiful, sometimes lyrical prose that kept me entranced for hours." - Stacy Decker, Goodreads reviewer


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Yesterday Book Review

Title: Yesterday




Author: Samyann

Publisher: Self-published

Format: Kindle

Pages: approx. 406 pages

Acquired: I received a free copy of Yesterday from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Synopsis:

A fear of commitment based on a life of tragedy is Amanda's destiny, or so she believes. But then Amanda saves Mark Callahan from being crushed to death by a falling elevated train in Chicago's Loop.

Yesterday is a novel of love, loss, and a powerful sense of deja vu between a handsome policeman and the beautiful young woman who saves his life. It is also the harrowing tale of escape through the American Civil War, disasters, devotion, and The Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

In this historical romance, Mark Callahan fights through Amanda's rejection to prove that she will love again as she once loved - Yesterday.


Rating: 4/5

Review: The book was definitely a sweet romance. Combines some elements of a few great books I've read recently. The past life regressions are growing on me. I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't always connect with Amanda on an emotional level. Maybe I've matured more than Amanda realizing death and tragedy always comes in bundles and is a part of life but I couldn't follow her tantrums to doorway of the closest asylum every time someone in her past life died. As for the ending of the book there better be a sequel catching us up on whether Amanda accepts her connection to Mark and what that means for their future. Overall, I really enjoyed Yesterday.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Double Cover Reveal: Surrender and Justice

Both books will be FREE on Amazon/Kindle today only!!!

SURRENDER (The Ferryman + The Flame #1)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
Exclusively on Amazon / Kindle (don't forget to get your copy!)

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.



JUSTICE (The Ferryman + The Flame #2)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
Exclusively available at Amazon / Kindle

How far would you go to destroy yourself?

Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.



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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Ok, I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day because of a personal experience that happened one year. However, for the readers I thought it would be nice to find some green covered books or books that are related to St. Patrick's Day in some way. For green covers the first two that popped in my head was Splintered by A.G. Howard and Rising Calm by Haley Fisher.
 
 
 
A search in lists on Goodreads for green covers featured 9 results, 3 lists piqued my interest.
 

Greenest Books Ever

The Girl in Green

Green Covers

I also searched St. Patrick's Day in lists which featured 6 results, 4 lists piqued my interest from this search.

Search results for St. Patrick's Day:

Romance in Ireland & Irish Hero(in)es

St. Patrick's Day Romance

Best Irish Historical Romances

Shamrocks and clovers

Last but not least, a setting search featured 289 books set in Ireland.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What will you be reading today? What is your favorite green, Irish, or St. Patrick's Day related book?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Colour Wielders Cover Reveal

Colour Wielders
*I did not get to see the cover before I agreed to reveal it!*

My thoughts on the cover. I wish I could enlarge the cover like it did when I first opened it. The variety and richness of colours is perfect for this book. I like how it looks like the energy is flowing from him to her into the sword!

What are your thoughts on the cover?

Colour Wielders   
Heirs of the Magykal Realm Series Book One

Dawna Raver

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Word Count: 133k

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan

Book Description:

Behind the Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.

Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she's an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.

As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.

Arik Morgaine—demi-god bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever?



About the Author:

Dawna Raver is an the author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, book one of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm series, is her first novel. When she's not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she's a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and worshiping her dogs and husband.

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