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Friday, 31 October 2014

TRAILER REVEAL - The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
(The Casquette Girls #1)
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:


Seven girls tied by time.
Five powers that bind.
One curse to lock the horror away.
One attic to keep the monsters at bay.

* * *
After the Storm of the Century rips apart New Orleans, Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return to the city following the mandatory evacuation. Adele wants nothing more than for life to return to normal, but with the silent city resembling a mold-infested war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal will have to be redefined.

Events too unnatural – even for New Orleans – lead Adele to an attic that has been sealed for three hundred years, and the chaos she unleashes threatens not only her life but everyone she knows.

Caught suddenly in a hurricane of eighteenth-century myths and monsters, Adele must quickly untangle a web of magic that links the climbing murder rate back to her own ancestors. But who can you trust in a city where everyone has a secret, and where keeping them can be a matter of life and death – unless, that is, you’re immortal.





AUTHOR BIO:

ALYS ARDEN grew up in the Vieux CarrĂ©, cut her teeth on the streets of New York, and has worked all around the world since. She still plans to run away with the circus one day.

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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - Return Of The Wolf (Eye Of The Storm #4) by Dianna Hardy


Contest and Release Day: Return Of The Wolf (Eye Of The Storm #4)


Welcome to release day!!! If you haven't picked up this latest book yet, all the information you want is below. If you haven't picked up this highly charged, dark paranormal fantasy series yet, grab it now!

Book one is just $0.99 – all info here: http://www.diannahardy.com/eye-of-the-storm-series.html

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest at the bottom of this post for your chance to win paperback copies and an Amazon Gift Card!


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The fourth book in the dark paranormal fantasy series, Eye Of The Storm.

Lydia becomes ever closer to her three mates. However, with unrest all around, she is struggling to keep her wolves together for her first full moon, just twenty-four hours away.

A trip back home for Ryan could bring much needed support for them all, but at what cost?

As The Trident close in on Ryan's pack, the pack itself becomes divided over Lydia's presence and Lawrence is encouraged to return as the Alpha. But they don't know his secret, and he's doubtful of his ability to protect them. Can he fulfil his rightful role, or will his efforts prove fatal?

Meanwhile, among the arid plains of Egypt, in a long-forgotten city, one man is pitting himself against the beast inside him in order to find salvation, only to realise, so much more is at stake than his soul.

COVER REVEAL - Lost Blood (Chancer, #1) by Emma Raveling

designed by Michelle Preast

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Lost Blood by Emma Raveling
(Chancer, #1)
Publication date: TBA
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

They are the Strange, those born of magic, myths, and legends. Beings who defy scientific explanation, whose physical and mental abilities far surpass the limitations of the human body.

When they first appeared, the world resisted, frightened by their powers. But after decades of bloodshed, humanity finally accepted that the Strange were here to stay.
A tenuous peace exists. For now.

WELCOME TO BRANNIGAN CITY

Seventeen-year-old Delaney Corbeau is one of the Skilled. As a Chancer, she uses her magic to help humans find everything from misplaced keys and hidden heirlooms to lost pets.
She can find anyone and anything…except the two people she needs the most.

Liam Connelly is an Earth Shifter and son of Brannigan City’s Alpha. When his older brother goes missing, he must turn to his former childhood friend for help. Delaney’s the only person who can locate him.

The problem is they haven’t spoken in four years.

When a reclusive art collector hires Delaney to locate a stolen antique Japanese book, her path crosses with Liam once again. Soon, the simple retrieval job becomes something much more terrifying.

An old evil is stirring and it’s determined to punish every living being in Brannigan City, both Strange and human.

Delaney and Liam will have to work together if they want to survive.

Lost Blood is the first book in Emma Raveling’s new Chancer series, featuring two unlikely allies and a mysterious, thrilling adventure set in a dark world full of monsters and magic.



AUTHOR BIO:

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Emma Raveling writes a wide variety of fiction for teens and adults. She is the author of the young adult urban / contemporary fantasy series, the Ondine Quartet, and Lost Blood, the first installment of the forthcoming young adult urban fantasy series, Chancer. She’s also working on the first book in her new Steel Magic series for adults.

An avid traveler hopelessly addicted to diet coke and coffee, she currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband and German shepherd.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

BOOK BLITZ - This Christmas: A Chartreuse story by T.E. Ridener



Chartreuse purchase link: http://amzn.com/B00JWECPYO
This Christmas purchase link: http://amzn.com/B00OLDLL0A

Following up to the best-selling novel CHARTREUSE, T.E. Ridener is releasing a new story entitled This Christmas: A Chartreuse story.  
 

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This story accompanies the novel Chartreuse which is available now. For a better understanding, entertainment, enjoyment, and the sake of not spoiling the ending of the novel, please be sure to read Chartreuse first. This is a M/M romance for those who are curious. If you don't mind the spoilers and you're just looking for a quick, enjoyable read, please proceed. 

For Kasen Reed and Rowan Kelly the road to true love has never been easy. Six years after finding each other, things seem to finally be falling in to place. Their love for each other has done nothing but grow. But true love has its faults.

Demanding jobs, new business ventures, and general day to day activities have put a distance between the two lovers. Both are at a loss on how to fix it. With the holidays right around the corner and a want to expand their family, our favorite couple must find a way to get back to the harmony they once had.

After fighting for their love in almost impossible conditions will everyday life be their downfall? Christmas is a time of peace and love. Can Kasen and Rowan turn their chaotic life around in time to enjoy the holiday and have everything they ever dreamed of? 

 
50% of sales for Chartreuse & This Christmas are being donated to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter in Ridener's hometown of Corbin, KY.  The shelter suffered a fire in November 2013 which destroyed their home and claimed the lives of several cats and dogs, including their beloved mascot, Sassy.  They are seeking to get kennels for the new shelter.  One of the main characters in Chartreuse, Rowan Kelly, is a vet, and Ridener feels there isn't a more perfect cause for the sales to be donated towards.  In April, she donated $300 to The Trevor Project and The Ronald McDonald House through the success of her first M/M romance novel.  She'd like to thank you in advance for your support.


T.E. Ridener entered the world in the magnificent year of 1985. She's an avid reader, crazy writer, and photoshop addict. She started writing stories at a young age, and will probably do so until she takes her last breath. Forever the daydreamer, not a day passes in which Miss Ridener isn't working on something book related. Her books may be a work of fiction, but there is a lot of truth in each one.
Creating relatable characters and believable storylines mixed in with make-believe is what she is best known for. She always includes a strong female lead, a compassionate male, and tons of every day events that readers will be able to connect with. Miss Ridener is a lover of music, movies, TV shows, and her family.
During the months of November and December, she participates in the charity she helped create called Random Acts of Christmas, an online program geared towards making Christmas happen for families in need. In 2013, they gave over $69,000 in gifts to kids who otherwise would not have had presents to open on Christmas morning. Coming from a childhood of poverty, T.E. understands that life isn't always easy and she has experienced living from paycheck to paycheck. This has fueled her drive to always lend a helping hand in every form possible. She is very active in the group "Books for Troops", a program designed to send ebooks and paperbacks to soldiers currently serving overseas.
T.E. Ridener is the youngest of 3 children, a surviving twin, and an extremely proud aunt. She claims to be married to her books and the characters she creates are her kids. Thus far, she has produced three ongoing series entitled Blood Betrayal (vampires), The Kadenburg Shifters Series (bear-shifters), and The Descendants (elementals). There are loads more and new ones popping up each day. She LOVES her fans and readers, and not a single one of them appear as a number to her. She knows that without them, she wouldn't be where she is today. Every day is a new possibility, a new adventure, and a new dream. Life doesn't get any better than that.

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Alec by L.A. Casey

Book & Author details:

Alec by L.A. Casey 
(Slater Brothers #2)
Publication date: August 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:

Keela Daley is the black sheep of her family. She has always come second to her younger cousin Micah. Even in the eyes of her mother, Micah shone bright, and Keela faded to black. Now, in adulthood, Micah is a bride-to-be and the spotlight is solely on her. Keela is a low priority…or so she thinks.

Alec Slater is a bachelor, never one to bed the same woman, or man, twice. He is a free agent who does what he pleases and answers to no one; that is until a fiery Irish redhead with a temper to match her hair colour knocks him on his arse. Literally.

She hates to admit it, but Keela needs a favour from the cocky Slater brother, a huge favour. She needs him to not only escort her to Micah’s wedding, but to also pose as her boyfriend. Alec agrees to help Keela, but has certain conditions for her to abide by. He wants her body and plans to have it before anyone can say I do.

What he doesn’t plan on is losing his heart as well as the possibility of losing his family when someone from his past threatens his future.

Alec owns Keela, and what Alec owns, Alec keeps.




Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20737459-alec?ac=1



**** out of 5 (really liked it)


Although I found certain parts of the drama of Dominic tiring, I was looking forward to reading Alec because he is part of the Slater Brothers and I think that they are fantastic. Alec's story picks up 3 years or so after Dominic and you will find out more about Dominic and Bronagh as you read through.

Keela is Micah's cousin and is marrying Jason Bane (Bronagh's school bully). Keela also has her own reasons to hate him and doesn't get on with Micah either. So her friend, Aideen, comes up with a 'plan' for Keela to make it through the wedding with as much ease as possible. Alec then enters the scene and their story kicks off.

The mouth on Keela often had me laughing as she has a quick wit and isn't afraid to use it, much to Alec's detriment as he often ended up on the receiving end! Their relationship was all good and moving along until something that happens at the wedding. I won't give away any spoilers but it was at this point when my interest started to wane. I like twists and turns in books because it helps to keep a reader interested but when it reaches the point where you are almost reading "double-speak" like in George Orwell's '1984' and you have no idea who is say what and why but just knowing that most of what you're reading is lies, it kind of loses me.

Perhaps I can also hold a grudge too well but for Keela to forgive after what happened... well, she's a better person than me because there is no way that I would just have wiped the slate clean after that!

I am giving this book 4 stars because I really enjoyed the majority of the story and finding out more about the Slater brothers in general. This book does need some serious editing though as there are numerous errors in it. If you are able to carry on reading as you auto-correct what you are reading then you'll be fine. 

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If you would like the chance to win one (1) ebook copy of Alec then this is all you need to do:

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Closing date for the Giveaway is 23rd November 2014 and the winner will be announced same day.

The prize will be sent out after 25th November 2014.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)  - ends Nov 17th
  • $100 Amazon gift card

AUTHOR BIO

L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.


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-A is for Alpha B is for Books  Review
-Love Affair With Fiction  Review
-My Book Filled Life  Review,

October 21st
-Book Babblin  Review
-tjlovestoread  Review
-Alii’s Book Jungle  Review


October 23rd
-Rhea’s Neon Journal  Review
-we stole your book boyfriend  Review
-Total Book Geek  Guest Post
-The Cozy Reading Corner   Top 10 List



October 27th
-Books Unhinged  Review
-Diva Discussions Book Club  Review
-Jezabell Girl & Friends  Review + Excerpt

October 28th
-Mythical Books  Review
-Literaria  Review
-Between The Lines   Review

October 29th
-DJ’s Book Corner   Review
-Butterfly-o-Meter Books  Guest Post


October 31st
-Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews  Review + Playlist
-Anna Lives and Breathes Books   Review


November 3rd
-A Nook for Books  Excerpt
-Two ordinary girls and their books   Review


November 5th
-bridger bitches book blog   Review
-Saints and Sinners Books  Review
-Ever After Romance Book Blog  Review + Top 10 List


November 7th
-Fiction Dreams  Interview
-Just Booked  Review
-Naughty Moms’ Story Time  Review

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - Last Chance by T.G. Ayer


The 3rd installment in the DarkWorld: SkinWalker series. 


With the loss of her sister still weighing down both her conscience and her heart, Kailin Odel must take on the next part of her mission - find her mother and Anjelo and bring them back from Wrythiin. 


Kailin uses her mother's portal key and enters the Wraith world intent on saving the ones she loves, but from the moment she arrives her mission is fraught with peril. 


Arriving in Wrythiin, Kai steps right into the middle of a Wraith rebellion. And only to find that though Anjelo is safe, her mother is held captive by a subversive faction of Wraiths once led by the Wraithlord that Kai had killed. 


From Wraiths to Shapeshifters, rebel causes to fraying family ties, to inexplicable new powers, Kai must fight her darkest demons while entering the blackest pits of Wrythiin to save her mother.



I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes... I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It's a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves - it works wonderfully...

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands - I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY - Gypsy Hunted by Andrea Drew

BLURB:


Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields—she prefers the term "intuition consultant"—finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. She attempts to intervene, and her heroics are repaid with a collision between the attacker's van and a brick wall. She awakens in the hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. This also means she's unable to share her vital information as a witness. Fortunately, she is able to use her telepathic connection with her niece to throw a line out to a police detective she knows: Connor Reardon, her blind date.

Connor will do anything to protect Gypsy, and he listens to her claims of psychic power willingly, as he's concealing certain powers of his own. Nor are they all he's concealing. Gypsy senses a part of her new ally's mind is closed to her—what she cannot know is that Connor suspects the kidnapper is someone close to him, and the kidnapping victim holds secrets that will tear through Connor's department, putting careers and lives at risk. Including Gypsy, still in hospital and vulnerable as the attacker turns his sights on her once again.


Can she use her powers to track down the perpetrator and prevent her own murder?


EXCERPT

As a telepath, I pick up on feelings and instinct more than most. Other people like to call me a psychic medium, but I’m not really comfortable with the label.  Apart from the fact that I do it for love, not money, I’m sure once someone learns I’m a telepath they conjure up images of dodgy fraudsters on stage at mass events, feeding grieving families what they desperately need. I’d rather not expose myself to more ridicule than necessary. My abilities happened almost by accident—apparently my grandmother was ‘fey,’ as my mother enjoyed mentioning.

I was sure the pinging, nagging doubt had something to do with Aaron’s home life. “What about you, Gypsy? What do you do?” Connor relaxed his posture, the glass poised before his mouth. He had taken on a different look, probably from the wine, or even better, from unfulfilled lust.

“I write business plans. I’ve also been told I have pretty damn good intuition.”

That seemed to spark Connor’s interest.  He pulled at the other earlobe.

“Oh yeah? What does your intuition tell you about me, then?”

“That you seem like a nice enough guy.”

Connor moistened his lips, which quivered with what I suspected was amusement as he sat legs wide apart

“And?”

“And you’re fishing for compliments that I’m not going to give you just yet.”

Connor threw his head back, indulging in a belly laugh. The rich, throaty sound filled me with pleasure. A smile I couldn’t suppress burst through.

“That’s a fair call, Gypsy, fair call.”

The silence was a comfortable one, our shared joke establishing the early threads of friendship. 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Andrea Drew has been a commercial copy writer and resume writer for over a decade.

She's written for celebrity stylists, assisted business coaches and start-ups, written grants for not for profits, delivered marketing presentations to business owners, and attends Australian writing conventions.

Her self-published book "Pro Resumes Made Easy" has been downloaded over 40,000 times.

Andrea has one husband (more than enough), three kids, a pet rock (her daughters not hers), and a house in the suburbs, where she's hard at work on the second novel in the Gypsy series.

Email her at andrea@andrea-drew.com.

Gypsy Hunted her first fiction novel (her first suspense thriller set in her home town of Melbourne Australia) is available for pre-order on Amazon prior to release on October 28 2014.

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GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/andreadrew

Gypsy Hunted Available for Pre Order on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Hunted-Hunter-Knows-Where-ebook/dp/B00N9Q9PYY/

Blog: http://andreadrewauthor.wordpress.com/


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

COVER REVEAL - Reason and Romance by Jenn Young

Reason and Romanceby Jenn YoungRelease Date: 12/09/14


Book Summary:

Being stuck in the godforsaken desert is Adrian Blake’s worst nightmare come true. Senior year is all about making fun memories. It’s not about starting over at a new school and navigating a new Brady Bunch family. It’s really not about living with a sexy, arrogant would-be stepbrother who knows how to push her buttons.

Alex Montgomery is the very definition of a player. The only thing he commits to is a one night stand. He’s exactly the kind of guy she hates­. When she sleeps with him, it’s the biggest mistake of her life. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Not at school. Not at home.

Sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over again…


About the Author

Jenn Young writes primarily Young Adult and New Adult. She used to write contemporary teen drama and romance under the pen name Myrika at Fictionpress. She also used to write under the pen name Moreta. Jenn is an unabashed lover of romance, soap operas, and paranormal/supernatural stories.

When Jenn's not working at her day job, she drinks too much coffee and buys too many books. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website, jennyoung.com, or follow her on Twitter at myrikami. She can be found on Facebook too. 

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BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - Masquerade by Dahlia Donovan


Masquerade is an Ivy short from the Blackbird series by Dahlia Donovan. The other books in the series: Ivy & Natasha are currently for sale on Amazon. A free short story, Under Fire, is available for all of her newsletter subscribers.


~Synopsis~


As the months have gone by since Ivy and her wolves bonded, hints have continually been dropped about moving in together and marriage.  It's unfortunate then that the romantic proposal which Ivy had hoped for never quite arrived.  Her two alpha wolves instead merely demand her hand in marriage. 

Suitably unimpressed, Ivy tells her gits to bugger off and hops on a private jet for a swanky masked ball in Monte Carlo with Alicia, Alim and Dane.
 
Can Steve and Gareth find the right words to win the yes from her lips? 

You just never know who or what you'll find at a masquerade.




Snippet:

      “You look stunned.” Ivy shot him an amused smile.  She glanced between the two alphas. “I’ll be in Monte-Carlo for a few days.  Alim has his entire security team with him, so I’ll be perfectly safe. I’ve got my mobile with me. There is literally no reason on Earth I can imagine the two of you needing to pop up at this ball, so why don’t you do something more useful, like talk to each other?  Figure out a way to fix the problem you gits created.”
      “Love…”
      With a slow shake of her head, Ivy silenced Steve’s argument.  She pressed soft kisses on both of their cheeks before walking gracefully away, placing her hand lightly on Alim’s arm to let him escort her from the apartment.  They heard her quiet laughter when two low growls rumbled from both of the wolves at the same time.
      Gareth glanced over at his partner with a groan. “We’re bloody fools.”
      “Accurate.”



Available At:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Masquerade-Blackbird-Book-Dahlia-Donovan-ebook/dp/B00OH01UXU/ 


Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Masquerade-Blackbird-Book-Dahlia-Donovan-ebook/dp/B00OH01UXU/


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About Dahlia:

Dahlia Donovan started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, she morphed her love of investigating accidents and studying people into writing about them. She's a bit of a hermit and despises being in front of a camera. Her life wouldn't be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

Her first novel Ivy started out as a crazy dream which she turned into an adventurous and suspenseful paranormal romance. Her second novel Natasha was released at the end of August.. A third novel in the Blackbird series, Alicia, will come out in 2015.


Readers can find Under Fire, a free short story available to all her newsletter subscribers. See her website for more details.