Friday, July 31, 2015

Book Blitz ~ Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson



Crow's Rest
by Angelica R. Jackson
Release Date: May 12th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:
Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.

But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.

Her quest to find the real Daniel—and get him back—plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever imagined.
 

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And check out the illustrated companion, A Compendium of the Faer Folke! Available as a free download!


About the Author:
In keeping with her scattered Gemini nature, Angelica R. Jackson has far too many interests to list here.

She has an obsession with creating more writing nooks in the home she shares with her husband and two corpulent cats in California's Gold Country. Fortunately, the writing nooks serve for reading and cat cuddling too.


Other pastimes include cooking for food allergies (not necessarily by choice, but she’s come to terms with it), photography, and volunteering at a local no-kill sanctuary.


She blogs at Angelic Muse, and is a contributing member of Operation Awesome and the Fearless Fifteeners.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review ~ With Visions of Red, Book Two (Broken Bonds, Book Two) by Trisha Wolfe!!

 

Title: With Visions of Red, Book Two (Broken Bonds, Book Two)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: July 16th 2015
Page Amount: 141 pages, e-book

GoodReads Blurb: 
This is a dark erotic thriller intended for adult audiences.

The UNSUB has made contact. 

After a rapid string of grisly murders shakes the usually peaceful city of Arlington, Virginia, the sadistic killings of young women lull into a deceptive calm. Agent Sadie Bonds knows the terror isn’t over; serial killers don’t stop until caught.

And this sadist has targeted the profiler, revealing pieces of her dark past and weaving her secrets into each gruesome crime scene. Is the killer someone from Sadie’s past, her present? Or is he part of a fated future she brought on herself? The answer lies within the riddle of the copycat killings, ones mimicked after the infamous Blood Countess.

As tension brews in the department awaiting the UNSUB’s next move, Sadie’s more than on edge—her deviant cravings for the possible perpetrator have ratcheted out of control. She needs the feel of Colton’s ropes binding her, sheltering her from stark reality.

Only Colton Reed has his own twisted secrets that threaten to unravel not only Sadie as they come to light, but the UNSUB’s carefully constructed web now entangling both the profiler and her sexy bondage rigger.

Is Sadie too close to this case to be objective, or is the UNSUB closer to her than she ever imagined… 

Review:
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

I just finished this book about an hour ago. It was absolutely amazing. Once I sat down reading it, I was in that world completely. Just sucked into what was going on. That is the best type of book, one where you lose yourself in it. 

The tension between Colton and Sadie doesn't lose any of it's steaminess. They could just be talking and their connection sizzles. But as for the more steamy scenes, I must say, Fifty Shades of Grey has nothing on this book! I also love that they deepen their trust and bond to one another. The alternating Points of View really help to get the reader into the character's minds. I love when POV alternates, letting us see more than one characters' thoughts and motivations. 

Another Point of View that the reader gets with these books is the UNSUB's. It's both terrifying and terrifyingly fascinating. We get to see more into the mind of the UNSUB during this book and I have my theories about how the UNSUB is connected to Sadie and who it may be. 

I also think that the writing itself was beautiful. Through all three POVs, to be completely honest. We get to know more about Sadie and Colton's separate pasts and we also get more insight into their own motivations. The first book definitely ended with a surprise that made me gasp aloud but the cliffhanger at the end of this book quite literally knocked the wind out of me. I really, really wish that book three was out so that I could read it right now. I think that I can say with a good measure of confidence that this series will be one that gets a special place on my shelf. As well as a spot on my list of favorite series. No question about it - 5 quills!! 

  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Book Blitz ~ Darkness Lurks by J. L. Drake


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DARKNESS LURKS by J.L. DRAKE
Series: Darkness Series Book #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense | Thriller
✤✣✤ SYNOPSIS ✤✣✤
Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father’s death...

It’s not easy, but Emily finally has the life she wants. She’s an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She’s also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn’t seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough.

Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession…

Lasko knows what he wants—what he deserves—and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it.

A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined?

When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in.

Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her.

In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He’s determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings. 

With help from Seth’s police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it’s too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most? 


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~ Check out the DARKNESS SERIES by J.L. Drake ~

DARKNESS FOLLOW, Darkness Series #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense | Thriller
✤✣✤ SYNOPSIS ✤✣✤
Emily McPhee is in the clutches of a monster…

Despite the protection of her boyfriend Seth Connors and his colleagues with the Orange Police Department, Emily is imprisoned in a basement by her psychopathic stalker Jimmy Lasko. His bizarre behavior adds to her terror, and a video link forces Seth to witness her captivity, leaving him feeling helpless as he, the OPD, and the FBI search for her.

Freedom isn’t free, and safety is just an illusion…

Though Emily escapes the basement, the threat is far from eliminated. In fact, things she learned while being held by Lasko lead her to believe he isn’t working alone. Lasko is still out there, determined to get her back, and crazier than ever. If he does have a partner, Emily has no idea where the threat might lie or who she can trust.

It’s impossible to live a normal life when family ties become tangled.

Emily is deeply hurt when Seth is reminded that their relationship might endanger her further and he pulls away again. She’s even more frustrated when her globe-trotting mother returns and is charming to everybody…except her own daughter. 

When Emily meets Seth’s family, she loves his mom and little sister, isn’t sure what to make of his flirtatious brother—who is also a cop—and finds herself very uneasy around his father, who is a powerful attorney.

Sometimes things seem very clear…until you look more closely.


Darkness Follows releases September 1st! 
Pre-order coming soon!




✤✣✤ J.L. DRAKE ✤✣✤

J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she's not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Giveaway of My Fiction Debut, My Heart is Yours!!

Hey, guys!! I just wanted to do a quick blog post to announce to you: 

1 - my fiction debut, My Heart is Yours, is finally available!! 

 



Blurb: 
Samantha Marie Ramsden has three brothers. Craig, John and Matt. When tragedy strikes their family, Craig takes on the task of becoming his siblings legal guardian. It’s hard enough being someone’s guardian, but when you’ve only recently entered adulthood yourself it’s almost impossible to know where to draw the line between sibling and ‘parent’. 

This is made even harder on him when Sam starts to get close to a long time friend, Jason. It looks like their friendship could turn into something more. An idea that Craig has never been too happy with. Spanning six years, My Heart is Yours explores family, friendship, love and much more. As well as asking the question: Would you defy family for love?

Purchase links: 
Kindle Book: http://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Yours-Amanda-Leigh-ebook/dp/B00XVEHOJW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432045950&sr=1-1&keywords=Amanda+Leigh 

Nook Book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-heart-is-yours-amanda-leigh/1121955546?ean=2940151931076 

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Yours-Amanda-Leigh/dp/1500433276/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1432313594&sr=1-3 

2 - In honor of my fiction debut I'm hosting a giveaway!! See the rafflecopter below to enter. 

Terms and Conditions: Prize #1: A Paperback Copy of My Fiction Debut, My Heart is Yours + a Swag Pack is CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES ONLY. Apologies, but shipping costs a lot.

Prize #2: An E-Book Copy of My Fiction Debut, My Heart is Yours is INTERNATIONAL. 

Must be 18 years or older to enter or have parental permission. 

I'll have some book reviews and other news and updates up soon. Good luck on the giveaway!! 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey

Black Five
Release Date: 11/17/15
Poorhouse Publishing
400 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger’s death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she’s been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.



No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday. 



Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it’s too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.





About the Author:
I'm a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to an adorably supportive husband. Seriously, he's adorable and tall. Really tall; he's my high school sweetheart. I'm also a mother of two fur children who are extremely needy, Leo and Vinni.

I live with my family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest located on California's northern coast. 

I'm quite boring. But in case you're wondering, you can see what my loves, my loathes and things you may not know about me by clicking the menu above.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Blitz ~ Naked by Stacey Trombley - Playlist and Giveaway

 

 

Naked
Release Date: 07/07/15
Entangled Teen
305 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

A teenage prostitute looking for redemption must face her secrets before they destroy her…

When tough teenager Anna ran away to New York, she never knew how bad things would get. After surviving as a prostitute, a terrifying incident leaves her damaged inside and out, and she returns home to the parents she was sure wouldn't want her anymore.

Now she has a chance to be normal again. Back in school, she meets a boy who seems too good to be true. Cute, kind, trusting. But what will he do when he finds out the truth about her past? And when a dark figure from New York comes looking for Anna, she realizes she must face her secrets…before they destroy her.


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Naked Playlist 
The day Taylor Swift pulled her songs from Spotify was the day my book playlist went to die. Good thing I was already finished writing and almost all the edits were done at that point. I remember having one edit left and I had to make a youtube playlist because without Taylor Swift, the playlist is seriously lacking. 

I had four major songs that set the tone for this book (only one of them isn’t a Taylor Swift song). Songs that fit different aspects so perfectly they felt like they were made for it, made to help me along (one of which, I swear, could be the theme song). Here is a list of my most important playlist songs and some of the lyrics that struck me the most (because, let’s face it, it’s the lyrics that makes these songs so great for Anna’s story) 


1) Dear John by Taylor Swift 
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone. 
Don't you think I was too young 
To be messed with? 
The girl in the dress 
Cried the whole way home 
I should've known. 

2) Begin Again by Taylor Swift 
I've been spending the last eight months 
Thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end 
But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again 

3) Whore by In This Moment  
You probably thought I wouldn't get this far 
You thought I'd end up in the back of a car 
You probably thought that I'd never escape 
I'd be a rat in a cage, I'd be a slave to this place 
You don't know how hard I fought to survive, 
Waking up alone when I was left to die 
You don't know about this life I've lived, 
All these roads I've walked 
All these tears I've bled 

4) Innocent by Taylor Swift 
 (I could quote this whole song but I’ll stick to just a tid bit;) ) 

Did some things you can't speak of 
But at night you live it all again 
You wouldn't be shattered on the floor now 
If only you had seen what you know now then 
... 
It's alright, just wait and see 
Your string of lights is still bright to me 
Oh, who you are is not what you've been 
You're still an innocent 

Some other songs on the play list: 
Rise by Shawn Mcdonald 
Runaway by Linkin Park 
Torn to Pieces by Pop Evil 
Somewhere Inbetween by Lifehouse 
Lean On Me by DC Talk 
Through Glass by Stone Sour 
Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars 
Never Too Late by Three Days Grace 
Psycho by Puddle Of Mud 
Fearless by DC Talk 

About the Author:

Stacey Trombley lives in Ohio with her husband and the sweetest Rottweiler you’ll ever meet. She thinks people are fascinating and any chance she has, she’s off doing or learning something new. She went on her first mission trip to Haiti at age twelve and is still dying to go back. Her “places to travel” list is almost as long as her “books to read” list. 

She wants to bring something new to the world through her writing, but just giving a little piece of herself is more than enough. 


Keep a look out for her debut novel NAKED, coming from Entangled Teen in 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Book Blitz + Giveaway ~ Drawn by Chris Ledbetter


Drawn
Release Date: 06/08/15
Evernight Teen
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Summary from Goodreads:
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.


To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.


If he fails… they both die.


Buy Links:
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About the Author:

Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. And, without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Blitz ~ Beneath the Cape Anthology - Proceeds to go to The Wounded Warrior Project

 

Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology by Angela McPherson, Cheryl McIntyre, Christine Zolendz, D. Nichole King, Laura Thalassa, Lynn Vroman, Megan Vernon, and Sunniva Dee 
Created with the sole purpose of benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Publication date: July 1st, 2015. 
Only available through September 30th. 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Superheroes, Military, Anthologies 

Synopsis: 
Superheroes. Save the world and protect mankind.

But what’s beneath the cape? Behind the mask? Under the steel-plated fa├žade?

Eight bestselling New Adult romance authors have come together to bring you seven stories about superheroes and what it takes to win their hearts. From the skies, to the cities, to the ocean, our superheroes face death, fight villains, conquer evil and—

Find love.

The world is full of heroes. Every-day men and women who risk their lives for the sake of others—for life, liberty, freedom, and justice. Often these men and women are wounded—physically or mentally—in the line of duty. Therefore, we have created this anthology with the sole purpose of benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Because heroes should never be forgotten. 

 

The stories:
Reaping Angels by Laura Thalassa:
The Executioner’s touch can kill.
Angel’s can heal.
A villain and a hero. One who stood for death, and the other for life. Mortal enemies until the impossible happened. 
A touch. 
A kiss. 
And now, a manhunt.

Cat Love by Sunniva Dee:
A sexy thriller about the animal in all of us. 
Aidan uses his superpower to stabilize minds at the Hollyreed Specialist Hospital. Ulani uses hers to chase rats on rooftops. Until she’s caught and deposited in Aidan’s care. 
At the hospital, Aidan finds Ulani's room empty—save for a cat, whose fur retracts in favor of silky skin and a vamp-gorgeous femme fatale. 
Aidan’s obsession with Ulani grows, while patients go missing.
Making the couple use their powers to bring criminals to justice.

Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman:
For two hundred years, Adrian vowed to seek revenge against the Gypsy woman who bound his spirit for eternity. 
Until her.
The one man Mia wants only exists in dreams. 
Until he doesn’t. 
The curse may be broken, but not without a price. 
One love must end for another to begin.

The Only Difference by Magan Vernon:
The Only Difference between a hero and a villain is what they do with their power. 
Leonel "Short Stack" Garcia-Shapiro's life changed the night he decided to stop one of his fraternity brothers from taking advantage of a girl. Now he can't stop thinking of that girl and how he can save her.

Heroes by Christine Zolendz:
Kelly Black can’t believe she’ll be the new teaching assistant to Alexander Masters. The Alexander Masters—the head of the entire biology department. As soon as they begin to work together sparks fly and danger swirls around them.

Breaking Through by D. Nichole King:
Two years after her brother Nate died during a Navy operation, aquator Nautia Olson’s nightmares began, and her ability to manipulate water became erratic. Anger, fear, joy, desire—they all trigger disaster.
Now, the Navy wants her for a top-secret mission, but Captain Riley Barton has his reservations. He’s read her file. He knows the damage she’s capable of, and yet—
If he can harness her ability—break through her walls—
She’ll be unstoppable.

Villain by Cheryl McIntyre:
How can you tell a hero from a villain?
If you’re Ember Willis and the villain is Lanely Frost, you can’t.
How can you tell a superhero from a delusional young woman?
If you’re Lanely Frost and the woman is Ember Willis, you don’t care.
For both, finding the balance between right and wrong and love and lust are not the only battles they’ll face.

 

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AUTHORS:
Angela McPherson: author of the new adult Distraction series and the paranormal Hope's Decree. 
Cheryl McIntyre: author of the new adult Sometimes Never series, Dirty, Infinitely,  the paranormal Dark Calling, and the erotica Hard. 
Christine Zolendz: author of the paranormal Mad World series, the new adult Beautiful series, and Triple X.  
D Nichole King: author of the paranormal Spirit trilogy, and the new adult Love Always series. 
Laura Thalassa: author of the paranormal The Unearthly series, the sci-fi new adult The Vanishing Girl series, and the dystopian new adult The Queen of All that Dies series. 
Lynn Vroman: author of the young adult fantasy The Energies series, the young adult lesbian Summer Confessions 
Magan Vernon: author of the new adult short series Forever Wild, the young adult The Only series, the new adult My Paper Heart series, and the sci-fi My Alien Romance series, and the contemporary Life, Love, and Lemons. 
Sunniva Dee: author of the paranormal Halos series and the new adult/erotica Deepsilver series.

 

Authors' contact info: 

Angela McPherson: 
Twitter: @abt3mcpherson

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Christine Zolendz: 

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Laura Thalassa: 

Lynn Vroman: 

Magan Vernon:

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