Monday, October 29, 2012

No Holly for Christmas by Julie N. Ford Blof Tour Stop

As Brian McAlister struggles to move past being jilted not once, but twice by the only woman he's ever loved, he's all but given up on relationships. Then, on special assignment for the DA's office, he crosses paths with ex-socialite turned social worker, Holly Cavanaugh Winter-and romance blossoms.
Widowed, practically penniless, and reduced to shopping at WalMart, Holly is dreading the approaching Holiday Season. However, her angst isn't due to her husband's untimely death the previous December 25th, but because of a secret that could reveal itself unless she can find a way to avoid the coming Christmas.
Love at first sight quickly turns frigid for Brian and Holly when Holly gets pulled into a manhunt for an accused murderer who now has his sights set on her. His case unraveling, Brian finds himself tasked with keeping Holly and her two daughters safe while bringing an assassin and the powerful man who hired him to justice.
A heart-warming story of suspense, healing, giving and receiving, No Holly for Christmas is the perfect addition to everyone's holiday reading list.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 HOLLIES

First I would like to give a HUGE thank you to V Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. I love Christmas time and I love Christmas stories even more. This story has so much more than a Christmas theme it has action and suspense. The author has done an excellent job telling this story. The story flows smoothly and has everything a suspense needs and wants. 

Brian just wants to get over the woman he loved and the mistakes he has made in his job. Brian is given a second chance to make good and he decides he will do that. As he is working his next case he meets and falls for Holly. She is an ex socialite just trying to live day to day and raise her children. When she and Brian meet they like each other but Holly has secrets and she needs to be very careful. As the relationship grows Brian finds himself in the middle of a mess and he will do anything to save Holly and her family from a killer out to save the secret.

This story is fast paced and fun filled. It is a must read story! I don't read a lot of adult books but this one pulled me right from the start and I could not help but read it.
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English Literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has worked in teaching, childbirth education and family therapy. 

She is the author of three women's fiction novels including, The woman He Married, Count Down to Love and No Holly for Christmas.

Count Down to Love was recently chosen as a Whitney Award finalist.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one very feisty fish.

Visit her at JulieNFord.com or JulieNFord.com/blog

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Friday, October 26, 2012

*** Cover Reveal *** Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

SWEET BABY JESUS AND HADES WENDY HIGGINS HAS GOTTEN A DEAL TO FINISH THE TRILOGY OF SWEET EVIL. HERE IS THE SECOND BOOK SWEET PERIL DUE OUT APRIL 30, 2013
Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

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After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.

I live in the D.C. area with my husband, daughter, and son.

http://www.wendyhigginswrites.com/

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Night Music by Margie Church Blog Tour Stop

Title: Night Music 
Series: The Edge Series 
Author: Margie Church 
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Ménage (3+ partners), 
Publisher: Decadent 
Ebook 
Pages: 26 

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A quiet, lakeside vacation is just what Brielle needs to decompress after her busy concert season. She expects the weeks to pass uneventfully. Until she meets the men next door. 

Tyler and Zeke are as adventurous and sexy as the Harleys they ride. The passion they hear in Brielle's music draws them to her. 

Convinced the hunks are gay, Brielle lets down her inhibitions. That turns out to be the best decision she's made in a long time. 

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 NIGHT MUSIC

******* THIS IS AN 18+ REVIEW INTENDED FOR ADULTS DUE TO LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY *******

Let me start by saying this is a novella that is part of a series and HOLY HADES is it HAWT!

Brielle plays in an orchestra and she needs some down time. She needs some me time as I like to call it. Her and her boyfriend broke up and shes a little stressed. So she decides to go to her uncles cabin fro some R and R. The only thing is when she gets there she realizes she is not alone and her company is hotter than Hades on the hottest day! Her next door neighbors are absolutely GORGEOUS and she starts to have fantasies about them. When she talks to them they agree to share a night together. It is just what Brielle needs to calm her nerves but what she gets in return is so much more.

This is a short Novella that contains sex scenes that include a threesome and some male on male action. I have to say that this is a bedtime story that will leave you with dreams that will take your breathe away!

Excerpt: 

Brielle had stopped at the local market to get enough supplies for a few days. She had no intention of going to town unless there was a darn good reason. After her clothing and other belongings were unpacked, she opened a bottle of wine—one of several she’d bought—and contemplated the glorious evening sun. 

The rumble of motorcycles disrupted her musings. She craned her neck to see who the offenders were. 

Two men on leather-bedecked hogs cruised down the neighboring driveway. She watched from the seclusion of her covered porch as they got off and parked their bikes. Leather chaps covered their jeans. Boots and black leather vests made them look badass. She waited for them to remove their helmets and reveal more of their features. 

She wasn’t disappointed. 

One of the broad-shouldered men had flaxen hair. The second man ran his hands through his dark hair that reached his shoulders. Even from a distance, she could tell they were in good physical shape, and probably in their late twenties. A twinge of naughtiness plucked her libido. Her vacation was already looking up. 

The bike-riding neighbors unpacked their saddlebags and carried their gear into their cabin. The door shut softly behind them and returned the peace and quiet they’d interrupted. 

Brielle watched the sun dip lower, streaking the sky with brilliant red, orange, and yellow against the clear blue backdrop. The deep sounds of a motoryacht’s engines mixed with the haunting sounds from the loons. 

Inspired, she refilled her wineglass, and then brought her cello to the three-season porch. She moved her bow across the taut strings, warming up, wondering what she should play. She sipped her wine while searching through her extensive music collection. Her hand rested on Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Did she dare? Could she play with even half the passion Mei Ju had the other day? 

Closing her eyes, Brielle focused on the sounds and sight of Mr. Ju on stage. 

Will that ever be me? 

She drew her bow back and forth on the strings to play the fiery interludes and soulful chords. Brielle imagined herself in front of the orchestra, the way Ju had been, and did her best to do justice to the piece he’d played so brilliantly. 

As she played the last, low note, she noticed the two men standing on their porch, watching her. Heat flared in her cheeks, whether from the exertion of playing or the embarrassment of their witness, she didn’t know. 

One man began clapping. 

Not expecting that reaction, she chuckled. 

“Play something else,” said the man with the long hair. 

Thinking they were making fun of her, she closed her music and stood. “Funny guy.” 

“No, really, play some more.” 

She contemplated the request for a moment. “You’re not going to call the cops?” 

The blond one laughed. “Oh, hell no. Come on. Play something hot and sexy.” 

Bolstered by their enthusiasm, she wondered what she could play that might fit the bill. “Just a minute.” A number of titles ran through her mind and she dismissed them all. Ah, the perfect one. 
Margie Church writes erotic romance novels with a strong suspense element, in keeping with her moniker: Romance with SASS (Suspense Angst Seductive Sizzle). She has a degree in writing and editing and has been a professional writer, editor, and journalist for over 25 years. If you enjoy books you can't put down, read one of hers. 

Margie lives in Minnesota, is married, and has two children. Some of her passions are music, flower gardening, biking, walking on moonlit nights, nature, and making people laugh. She also writes children's books under the pen name, Margaret Rose. 



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Monday, October 22, 2012

Bittersweet Symphony (Tales from the Coffin, #3) by JoAnne Kenrick

Title: Bittersweet Symphony 
Series: Tales from the Coffin #3 
Author: JoAnne Kenrick 
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Thriller, Horror, Erotica 
Publisher: Decadent Publishing 
Ebook 
Words: 5K est. 

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Book Description: 

The Bone Cruncher hasn’t visited in a while, and Estella thinks it’s something she did. Misery loves company, but she loves food more. Putting on a smile, she musters up an erotic story. But can she make it to the end of the tale without comfort eating? 

To onlookers, Seren lived the high life in London with her orchestra conductor of a husband. She had a major case of unrequited love for her best friend, though, so their relationship was doomed from the beginning. Divorce papers served, it’s time for her to go back to her hometown on the England-Wales border and face the music. 

Owen, now a postman of their little market town, is thrilled to see Seren when he shows up at her doorstep with mail. It’s not long before they’re releasing their pent up lust and love for each other. Within that mail, though, are letters addressed to Seren’s parents. They’re from her ex and hold a truth Seren is too fearful to face. Even with Owen by her side. 

MY REVIEW

4 OF 5 BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY

******* THIS IS AN EROTIC NOVELLA. PLEASE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO READ THIS REVIEW *******

First I would like to thank FMB blog tours for allowing me to read and review Bittersweet Symphony. I had no idea that such a short Novella could pack so much punch! I have not read the first two books and it is highly recommended because I was a little lost but once I got what the story was I really enjoyed it.

This is a novella told from the point of view of the Vampire Queen who is telling a story to her zombie lady lover. Sounds weird but it really is not about them but Serena and Owen. They have been in love for years but can not be together. Serena is married and taking care of her mother when she meets up with Owen again. They love each other and can't stay away from each other.

What is a girl to do when she wants someone other than her husband? Will she and Owen get together? This is a short novella but it is packed with lot's of sex. I would recommend reading the first two Novellas before reading this one. 

Excerpt #1: 

Adult Excerpt: 

Using her tongue, she parted his lips to explore his mouth. His warm, erratic breath and strong hold welcomed her into deeper kisses. Frantic. Desperate. She sank her fingers into the hair curled over his nape and pulled him closer still. 

She couldn’t believe it. She was snogging the mud pie-making, tampon-throwing, Spiderman climbing Owen. Judging by his erection prodding at her stomach, he was as thrilled as she. 

He roamed her bottom over her clothes. At that moment, she resented her mother’s quilted dressing gown. Breasts were next for his attentive touch, and the plump flesh of her tits squished up with the pressure. 

Pulling away, he glared down. “This dressing gown has to go.” He tugged at the knotted rope, loosened the tangled mess, and slipped the granny-styled nuisance to the floor to reveal a red number. Why she’d been wearing it, she’d never know. It wasn’t like she thought anyone would see her in it. But there she was, laced to the nines with her hard nipples poking through. 

“Much better.” He leaned in and flicked his tongue over her semi-exposed nub, causing the delicate mesh of her negligee to scrape at the sensitive skin. Another lick. Then he puckered his mouth around her...
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick! Find out more about JoAnne’s work by visiting http://www.joannekenrick.com and get exclusive sneak peeks at her upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here http://tinyletter.com/joannekenrick


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cover Reveal: Fire (Elemental, #4) By Shauna Granger


Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult 
Genre: Urban fantasy 
Expected Release: December 18, 2012 
Cover Design: Mooney Designs
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Summary 

Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares. 

They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home. Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences. 

In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man. 

Bio: 
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago Shauna started work on her Elemental Series and released the first installment, Earth, on May 1, 2011. When not reading and writing, Shauna enjoys cooking and playing hostess whenever she can. 


Links to find/buy previous books in the series: 

Earth: 



Air: 



Water:


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Menage Bound by Sascha Illyvich Blog Tour Stop

Menage BoundSeries: 1Night Stand 
Author: Sascha Illyvich 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, Ménage (3+ partners), BDSM, 
Publisher: Decadent Publishing 
Ebook 
Words: 12,000 

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Book Description: 

Siddella is an overworked corporate executive with a simple fantasy: give up control to a skilled man. Better if there are two men. 

Chase and Jason want someone to accept their relationship and sell to find a willing third partner, a woman who can fit right into their world of kink, bondage and sensual pleasure. 

Only through madame Eve these three well meet but are they Menage Bound?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 MENAGE BOUND

******* THIS REVIEW HAS SOME MATURE MATERIAL IN IT. THIS IS AN 18 YEARS OLD AND OVER REVIEW *******

HOLY COW......

A Menage Bound has a little of everything in it. It is a short story and had me wanting more no I needed more. Siddella is a women who controls everything in her life. She likes it like that but she has a secret that no one knows about. She would love to have two men dominate her in the bed.Who wouldn't want that right??? Well as she is drowning her sorrows at the bar the bar tender gives her a ticket for a one night stand. At first she thinks it is crazy but then she meets the men of her dreams Chase and Jason.

Chase and Jason are a couple but they would like to broaden their horizons by having a women added to their love making. When they tell the bar tender he gives them a card for a one night stand. At first they don't think they will find someone until they meet the perfect girl Siddella. She loves to be a submissive and she is good at it. The sex is SPECTACULAR between the three of them and the only complaint I have is I need more of these three! 

Excerpt: 

“Something the matter, Siddella? You can back out at any time.” 

The tenderness came from Chase. 

Back out? Hell no! Her body thrummed with so much sexual energy she could probably power the Vegas Strip for at least a week. She offered an innocent smile. “I’m good. Let’s do this.” Batting her eyelashes, she cocked her head to the side. 

Jason smirked. “Do you want a safe word?” 

The smart move would be to say yes. Somehow, she thought it wouldn’t be needed. But— 

“Unlike my partner, I’m not asking. I’m giving you one. Wine bottle. If things get too heavy, you simply say wine bottle.” Chase didn’t look back at her. 

His air of cool made her knees weak. “Wine bottle. Okay.” At least they were thinking of her safety. Yeah, they possessed the traits of true dominant males who valued her existence enough to give her a safe word. She smiled at the gesture. 

The elevator dinged. Siddella started forward, but fingers gripping her shoulder stopped her. She looked back at Jason. 

His eyes narrowed. 

She let out a sigh. “Please, after you.” 

Jason stepped into the elevator, followed by Chase. Then they turned and, with the slightest of movements, acknowledged Siddella, giving her permission to enter. 

The material of her shirt began irritating her already hard nipples. Anticipation drove her wild. What would these men do to her? 

What would start things off? 

A few more moments would pass before she found out. 

Two minutes later, the elevator reached the penthouse suite. 

Doors opened at a snail’s pace. 

Jason and Chase stepped forward, turned to face each other. Then they looked at Siddella and each extended an arm. Chase blinked. “Last chance before you step into the den of iniquity. You may always trust that we’ll keep you safe. If you refuse, we part ways now. No harm, no foul.” 

“So,” Jason set a hand on his hip, “will you come with us?” 
Proclaimed by the Publishing industry as the Bad Boy of Romance, I started writing thirteen years ago. My erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio 

Represented by the Corvisiero Literary Agency, I continue to write for Sizzler Editions, Total E-bound and Decadent Publishing. Readers can find my work, plus free reads at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com 

I edit for Sizzler Editions Intoxication Erotic Romance line and I’m also part of the WriteSex Panel, a blog group defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us at http://www.writesex.net 


Determinant (The Guardians of Vesturon #3) by A.M. Hargrove Blog Tour Stop

January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 GUARDIANS

HOLY HADES AND ARES!

Can I just say where to begin...... I read this book is 7 hours! I told the kids to leave me alone and go bother their father because mommy needed some "ME" time! Okay that is how good this book is. Laundry and cooking and cleaning be dammed! A.M. has crafted and created a world where I want to live minus the bad stuff and the diseases of course. But HOLY HADES Rykerian can we have Alien babies?? 

January has had a rough life. She has lost a friend who has just up and disappeared and her parents treat her badly and she has two jobs. Dam can you say HOLY STRESS!What person would not go insane with all that on her plate. So when she gets some bright news that she has chosen to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta she is excited to be starting something new. But as her luck would have it one night she is working when she sees some men come in and take some vials out of the center.

January is saved by Rykerian who is a Guardian. Rykerian takes her home to make sure she will be safe. Then when she is kidnapped everything changes for Rykerian because he will stop at nothing to get January back. January means a lot to Rykerian and he is determined to get her back safe and sound and in his arms again. Love is a crazy thing because he is willing to risk it all to get the love of his life back.

A.M. has done a superb job with the villains as well. I love me some bad boys and boy of boy does she have a few in this book that had me wishing they were real. Give this series a go because it is totally EPIC and it will leave you breathless and drooling for more!
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

"Hello."

"Boss, is that you?"

"Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?"

"Er... right. Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate."

"Why ever would I want to do that?"

"Because I quit you idiot!"

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.

"Hi yummy hubby, can you pick me up at Starbucks?"

"Sure... Having some car trouble?"

"Not at all. I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job."

"WHAT?!"

"It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist."

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks. Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love. Survival is her first book in the series and her second, Resurrection will be released in January.

If you're wondering, it didn't happen EXACTLY that way, but....

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Acropolis (Acropolis #1) by R.K. Ryals Blog Tour Stop

"We have a new assignment for you, Mr. Reinhardt."

These words are not comforting to me. At eighteen, I am a gargoyle who has been demoted because I broke the rules. Now I have a new mission, a new mark to protect. But I don't expect Emma Chase. I don't expect to question my own race. I don't expect to care for my own mark. And I am not prepared for what I find at The Acropolis.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 GARGOYLES

The Acropolis is a new and refreshing read for me. I read an ARC copy for the blog tour I am participating in hosted by AToMR. I have to say that this book blew me away. I have never ever read a book about Gargoyles so when I started reading this book I was afraid it was going to be weird but on the contrary RK does a superb job at combining the Gargoyles and humans beautifully. 

Conor Reinhardt is a Gargoyle and he lives to protect others. He loves doing his job until he breaks some rules and is demoted. He now has to watch over a human Emma Chase. Conor is not thrilled with his new assignment because he must get Emma to the school called The Acropolis safe and sound and that is no easy task. But Conor will do whatever it takes to protect mankind so if getting Emma there in one piece is what he is to do then he will do it.

What Conor does not expect is to really like Emma as a person and then something more. As he sets out protecting her and bringing her to her new school he explains things to her and she finds out what she is. Together the two of them will discover that sometimes people hide things from you with the best intentions but in the end when you find out the truth it is what you do with that truth is what will define you. Together Conor sets out to help Emma but what they get in return is much more than they ever expected.
I am a Native Mississippian who started writing in elementary school. I was a reserved child who threw away almost everything I wrote. Later, when I was older, I discovered the crumpled pieces of my work in a box in my mother's hope chest. When I asked her why she saved the work, she replied,

"What you considered trash, I considered genius." 

It has been my motto ever since. My mother passed in 2005. She is missed.

I am the scatterbrained (no lie) mother of three, and I live in Mississippi with my husband and three divalicious daughters and a female shitszu (also a diva)named Tinkerbell. My poor husband!

Redemption is a three book series following young, brash Dayton Blainey. The first two books are now available on Amazon.com for kindle and in print. 

The link to the Amazon ebook is: http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Seri...

The Cadet of Tildor By Alex Lidell Book Trailer Reveal

Title: The Cadet of Tildor
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: High fantasy
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group “Liberi Lusenta” located in Italy
Organized by: AToMR Tours
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13549523-the-cadet-of-tildor
Summary
Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.

There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

Links:

· The YouTube Link to the trailer: http://youtu.be/fWETxxWeLTY

The Cadet of Tildor Media Kit:
Alex is a YA fantasy author, a Tamora Pierce addict, a horse rider, and paramedic. The latter two tend to hand in hand a bit more often than one would like. Alex started writing at 2 am.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deity Trailer and Apollyon Cover Reveal By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity (The third book in the Covenant Series)
Available in both print and digital version on Nov. 6, 2012

Official Deity Book Trailer 


Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now. DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity. It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on. 

Elixir will be available in print. Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012.

Click HERE to read Elixir. 

And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013. 
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Review Blitz For The Modified (The Biotics Trilogy, #1) by C.A. Kunz

 
What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen-year-old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 MODIFIED

HOLY MODIFIED!

Where to start with this review. OMG This mother and son duo has done it again. I can't even fully explain what happened in this book without thinking back to what I just read. The Modified is something straight off of SYFY and I am so glad I was able to read it.

What would you do for your loved ones? That is the big question Kenley has to answer. The world as she knows it is going to change because when the young adults turn seventeen they have a choice to make. They can either join the establishment and help her people out and then some of them are offered a special place where they can be modified and gain powers to save their world. What is Kenley to do? She fears the establishment because she lost her older brother and fears for her life but she wants to do what is right for her loved ones. So she decides to be modified.

Once she is modified she begins training at the academy to learn how to harness her powers and save Earth. Only she did not bank on going to the academy and falling in love. When she meets Landon her life changes. She tries to fight it but love wants what it wants and she wants Landon. What will she do with her new found feelings? Will Landon feel the same way? Will Kenley be able to learn how to harness her powers? Come along for the greatest ride of a lifetime! I love this mother and son duo. Please keep giving me more EPIC reads!

FAVORITE QUOTE:

The next day in class, I couldn't quit smiling at Landon. I stopped feeling guilty about how I feel about him. These could be our last days alive. Why not spend them happy? The war does still weigh heavily on my mind though, that's for sure. One thing is for certain, I've never felt this way for someone in my whole life. This feeling gives me hope. It gives me strength, and I know Landon feels the same way too.

THE GIVEAWAY:
This giveaway will be International and includes - 1 ebook or paperback copy of The Modified, 1 signed swag pack, 1 foam core mounted poster of the book's cover, and either a $25.00Amazon gift card or $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card (winner's choice). 
 
About C.A. Kunz
 The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

*** PROMO BLITZ *** Secrets, Lies & family Ties by Sylvia Hubbard

Title: Secrets, Lies & family Ties 
Author: Sylvia Hubbard 
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller, Romance, Suspense, Interracial, 
Publisher: HubBooks 
Ebook 
Pages: 212 

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Book Description: 

Ezekiel Chambers knew he would never find a woman that would allow him to marry and though he longed for a happy family life since his business life was so successful, his father was never going to give one inch to grant him that opportunity. 

Reluctantly, he is convinced to go to his high school reunion, but upon meeting the mysterious woman, Ezekiel forgets what he wants and focuses on what he desires. 

Too bad he won't be able to keep her. 

When Grae is given the opportunity to sleep with the man of her dreams without him knowing her identity, this shy reclusive young woman steps outside of her shell and transforms herself into the woman of his dreams.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1) by Willow Rose Blog Tour Stop

Title: Savage 
Series: Daughters of the Jaguar 
Author: Willow Rose 
Genre: Paranormal, Romance 
Publisher: Self-Published 
Ebook/Paperback 
Pages: 447 

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The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled. 

Savage is a paranormal romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up. It is the first book in a family saga that covers three decades of the character's lives. The sequel is expected in September 2012. 

MY REVIEW

4 OF 5 SAVAGES

First I would like to Thank FMB Blog Tours for allowing to read and review an ARC of Savage. I have to say that this book was good. I love the cover and the premise of the story was very good but there was just something missing for me. I am not sure what it is but as I was reading I found myself wandering at times and lord knows anyone who knows me knows I LOVE TO READ anywhere anytime and anyplace. So it bothered me that I was wandering in the beginning. With that being said I will say this LOUD AND CLEAR I DID ENJOY THE BOOK!

In this story we get to meet Chris is an exchange student from Denmark. His father wants him to go to America to study medicine to be a doctor. Chris is not really interested in being a doctor but he doesn't want to upset his father so he goes to America to study medicine.

When he arrives in Florida where he is staying with a very wealthy family he is excited. He decides he is going to go out with a few friends he just met and while out he is attacked by an alligator and killed. Then he is brought back to life by another animal. When Chris wakes up he is not sure why he is still alive or who saved him. All he knows is that he is inexplicably attracted to the house next door. As things start to unfold for Chris he realizes he has supernatural powers and that the neighbor knows more than what she is letting on.

What will happen to Chris? Will he find out what his neighbor is hiding? Will he follow his heart? Will he follow his fathers dreams for him? Come along for a great adventure and see where the wild animals come alive! 
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Excerpt: 
“So how much do you know about St. Augustine, Chris?” 

The woman driving gently touched her elegant yellow hair, careful not to mess it up with her colored nails. She spoke with a strong southern accent and was incredibly beautiful for her age, which I guessed was more than twice my age of twenty-two. Her name was Mrs. Kirk. I had just met her at Orlando Airport for the first time a few minutes before. She was waiting for me holding a sign with my name, Christian Langaa, printed on it. 

The year was 1983 and I had recently finished my third year of med school at a university in Denmark. I had just left my country of birth for St. Augustine in Florida. Leaving Denmark was my father’s idea, really. I guess he thought it was about time I left the nest, so he called in a favor with an old friend of his, an American eye surgeon, to take me in and help me get a year at a medical school “over-there.” I can’t say I was unhappy about it. At that time all kids my age wanted to go to the States where stone-washed jeans and Michael Jackson came from. His latest album "Thriller" had just been released and was played on every radio station all over the world. Like so many else I bought the cassette and played it again and again on my Walkman. Where I came from anything that was American was considered hip and cool. That summer before I left, my friends and I had watched the movie Flashdance that made ripped sweatshirts popular and we loved the TV show Dallas and Dynasty that made everybody wear increasingly oversized shoulder pads - even us guys. We drank lots of Coke and dreamt of watching MTV, which at that time wasn’t something you could do in Europe yet and especially not in my small home-country Denmark, where we only had one national channel on our TV. 
Willow Rose writes Paranormal Romance, mystery and fantasy. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Other books by the author: - One, Two ... He is coming for you - The eye of the Crystal ball - Beyond - Afterlife #1 - Serenity - Afterlife #2 - Endurance - Afterlife #3 Currently Willow Rose is working on the sequal in the series "Daughters of the Jaguar". It is expected to be published fall 2012. 

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Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti Blog Tour Stop

Claire Barnes is shattered when her husband, Greg, goes on a business trip and never returns.

Unwilling to just wait for the police to find him, Claire conducts her own investigation. Her best friend Drew helps her look for answers, but all she finds are troubling questions.

With every clue, she discovers that Greg may not be the man she thought she married.

While battling her growing feelings for Drew and raising her two young children, Claire must learn to live with the knowledge that the truth behind Greg’s disappearance may never be revealed.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 LEARNING TO LOVE AGAIN

Thought I knew You is a gripping story that has the reader thinking about a lot of things. I have to say that I would not even know what to do with myself if this ever happened to me. Losing your husband is one thing but to discover he had another life is a totally different thing.

Claire thought she had the best marriage and the best husband. That all changed the day he went on a business trip and never came back. As if his disappearance is not hard on her and the family Claire finds out that her husband Greg is not who she thought he was. With the help of her best friend Drew Claire will start an investigation of her own.

What Claire and Drew find is not what she ever expected. As she and Drew uncover the lies and the secrets Claire and Drew get closer to one another. Will they be able to remain friends or will Claire allow Drew to be more than just friends? Come along for a heart wrenching story that has secrets and lies. Come along and see how true love is supposed to be. No lies or secrets just open and honest truths and raw emotions that are love. Get your box of tissues out and enjoy the ride!

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Playlist or songs that inspired Kate Moretti to write The Knew You 

I didn't have a playlist that I was inspired by necessarily. I wrote most of Thought I Knew You to the soundtrack of Sesame Street and Barney. What I did instead was come up with a playlist inspired by the plot and characters in the book:


January Rain - David Gray (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bilXFudh_is)

Say Goodbye - Dave Matthews Band (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Df5dmYvmB4)

In Between the Raindrops - Lifehouse (http://youtu.be/qx6v2A4WUFY)
I Will Wait For You - Mumford and Sons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw0jCyH5cZA)

Feeling the Same Way - Norah jones (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCeJcvzYis)

This Year’s Love - David Gray (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-tp0JZvUA)
I'm a thirty-something science nerd with a penchant for hobby hopping. My most recent hobby includes writing a novel that I'm hoping to release Summer 2012. I'm married with two kids, love to read, and I've recently discovered I can actually write.


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