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Friday, 18 January 2019

Cover Reveal - The Haunting of Elmwood Manor by Pamela McCord

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor
(a Pekin Dewlap Mystery)
Author: Pamela McCord
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: May 20th, 2019
Genre: Middle-Grade Mystery

Book Description:
Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.

Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.

In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?

BOOK REVIEW: Bobby and the Monsters by Marie Blair

Bobby and the Monsters
Author: Marie Blair
Genre: Picture Book

Book Description:
There’s a monster under Bobby’s bed. No, wait, make that three monsters! Three colourful mischief makers who come out every night to mess with his socks, tug at his sheets, and make noises in the dark until he’s too scared to sleep. But fear not! There’s really no need to worry, because Bobby’s Mom has known all about these cute little beasties for ages, and she shows him that they’re not so bad after all. Join Bobby and the monsters for this gentle bedtime journey that’s sure to keep the nightmares at bay. Marie’s rich rhymes and Viktoriia’s delightful illustrations will have your little ones giggling and leave them ready for peaceful dreams. 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Girl with all the Pain by Michael Herman

Girl with all the Pain
(Aliens, Tequila & Us #4)
Author: Michael Herman
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2018
Genre: YA Science Fiction / Thriller

Book Description:
Sometimes an ugly duckling becomes more than just a swan.

In the streets of Santiago, Chile, a young homeless girl named Isabel screams a scream of rage that is the last sound the gang tormenting her ever hears.

Deep within the city, a family feels her cry and sets out to find her for their sake as well as hers.

Never straying far from Isabel, Skunk Mountain, a homeless pile of walking filth, visible to only the neighborhood kids, maintains a guardian presence that is key to her survival in a world where, beneath the very ground they walk, a dark ancient intelligent entity prepares to unleash forces that will devastate Chile.

Sometimes that swan has claws and teeth.

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Girl with all the Pain is the first of the Global Invasion Chronicles.

The Aliens, Tequila & Us series is prologue to Girl with all the Pain

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If you are interested in mass extinction events, Chinchorro mummies, alien creatures, tequila, Pisco Sours, Very Large Telescopes, foreign tongues, evolution theories, witchcraft beliefs, Santiago Chile, underground caves, vineyards, million dollar concept bikes, interstellar space travel, abandoned mines, the Atacama Desert, Russian ATVs, Himmler’s Nazis Lebensborn, predictions of future times, earthquakes, orchids, avatars, and people with mutant powers, then this is the book for you.

Kind reviews go far and help keep up the spirit while I work to bring the second Global Invasion Chronicle to life.

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Flygirl by R.D. Kardon

Flygirl
Author: R.D. Kardon
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction

Book Description:
It’s 1997. Women stand beside men in combat and fly fighter jets. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake.

To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightmare.

As the company’s first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization and harassment on a daily basis. Fortunately Tris has one thing her co-workers can’t deny—skill.

When Tris finds herself in a crippled airplane thousands of miles from home she must prove she can lead. With her career on the line, can Tris earn the respect she’s been craving? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?

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Friday, 11 January 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Spine Chillers by Q.L. Pearce

Spine Chillers
Author: Q.L. Pearce
Genre: MG Horror / Paranormal / Short Stories
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2016

Book Description:
The town of Saltlick Bluff is famous for an urban legend. Does the spirit of a young girl wait on a misty cliff-hugging highway for her ride to the prom?

In the house on Beech Street a terrible tragedy occurred. Now neighbors won’t look at the place as they pass. Those who live nearby draw their blinds and shutter their windows after dark. What are they afraid of?

Hale Hallow Woods seems sinister and menacing even in the light of day. Does a thirst for revenge beat near its dark heart?

The answers lie within these pages, just waiting to send a chill up your spine!

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MY REVIEW

Spine Chillers was definitely more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be. I love a good blend of paranormal and horror and Pearce doesn't disappoint when it comes to spooking her readers. Albeit this book is targeted at young readers, it's one that can be enjoyed by the whole family - not too scary for the young and not too cheesy for the old. Though there were some nice twists and turns in some of the stories, I was able to forsee the ending for a few of them, which hindered the element of surprise for me. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the stories enough to feel a sense of satistifaction in how they played out.

There is a recurring theme in many of the stories of characters getting their just deserts, which was rather refreshing. Honestly, I would say there were three stories that stuck in my mind and that I thoroughly enjoyed and those were The House on Beech Street, Seaworthy and Prom Date.

Overall, these were some good tales. Not as scary as I would have liked them to be, but I liked the plot and characterisation for most of them. I also liked the creativity and imagination behind a few of the stories. I would recommend a good editor as I did notice numerous grammatical errors. It was an enjoyable read.

VERDICT


Award: Silver
Rating: 3 Stars
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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Cover Reveal - When the Sky Falls by Scarlett St. Clair



When the Sky Falls
(When Stars Come Out #2)
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Publication Date: TBA
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
Anora Silby has reached an uneasy alliance with the Order—she will ferry souls into Spirit and help weaken Influence, a God of Chaos who grows in power. To do this, she must train and learn to summon the Adamantine Gates.

But Influence isn’t Anora’s only enemy. Mysterious figures watch her from a distance and Valryn from all over the states begin to protest her freedom. Not to mention, Roth DuPont, the current head of the Order, is essentially holding her hostage.

Then a prominent Elite is found murdered, and all evidence points to the Eurydice.

Shy Savior knows Anora didn’t commit the crime, but proving her innocents becomes difficult when he discovers she’s been conspiring with death-speakers—an act that is considered treason by the Order. As he searches for the real murderer, Shy uncovers threads that lead him to truths that will change his—and Anora’s—world forever.

Alliances shift and a different kind of chaos ensues.



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About the Author
Scarlett St. Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master's degree in Library Science and Information Studies and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology-all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out.

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Shrouded Kingdom by Rachel Medhurst

Shrouded Kingdom
Author: Rachel Medhurst
Publication Date: December 28th, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Once a human. Now a fae princess, destined to be queen.

Layanna Fairling has never belonged to her village, and yet, when it’s threatened by a tyrant who wants her dead, she knows she has to protect it.

Three mysterious strangers who claim Layanna is a changeling and future ruler of the Seelie Court arrive to aid her. They also claim that the only way of saving her village is by overthrowing the Unseelie tyrant who inherited the throne from his evil father when he slayed her real parents, the Fae King and Queen of Althea.

The tyrant’s greed and violence threaten to tear apart the kingdom she never knew existed, leaving Layanna with a simple choice. Overthrow the handsome and powerful tyrant, or lose everyone and everything she loves.

Only 99¢ for a limited time!

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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

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Book Description:
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Cracked Daisy - Book One


Book Description:
When the teacher’s pet, A.K.A. school jock offers to help me in algebra, things get tense. Just when I think my summer is gearing towards the worst possible path, Mica swoops in with his quick motorcycle and superb math skills saving the day. I am sure he is keeping a secret from the rest of the school but will I uncover something sinister or enchanting? Will it end in regretful revenge that seems to come easily for a Cracked Daisy like myself? 

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Thursday, 27 December 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - For the Blood by Debbie Cassidy

For the Blood
(For the Blood, #1)
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Publication Date: December 27th, 2018
Genre: Adult Post-Apocalyptic / Romance / Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
Stay alive at all costs. No attachments, no looking back, no emotion.

The last thing my father gave me was a key. No explanation, no details, just a key. The last thing he asked of me was to take the key to a set of co-ordinates. But survival in a fallen world filled with Feral isn’t easy. The Fangs and the Claws, once upstanding members of society are now slave to the virus, hunting indiscriminately under a perpetually full moon.

There is no hope. There is no haven. Not alone. Not until them.

They are a new breed of monster—beasts of both fang and fur. Unaffected by the sickness, they crave only one thing, and it runs through my veins. Survive, my father said. Look out for no one except yourself. But sometimes the only way to survive is to make attachments. Sometimes the only way to live is to accept a dance with death. And right now, for me, the path to survival is in the blood.

The Vampire Diaries meets The Walking Dead in this Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy with a slow burn Why Choose romance

Here’s to hoping it doesn’t kill me.

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Dating Alternative by Jennifer Woodhull

The Dating Alternative
Author: Jennifer Woodhull
Publication Date: December 26th, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
She’s so over dating. He wants to be her alternative.

Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right. When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating… until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around.

Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.

A sweet, funny, sexy romance, The Dating Alternative launches everywhere December 26th.

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Friday, 21 December 2018

Christmas Giveaway - Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!


Christmas Giveaway
December 21st to January 20th

The winner of this giveaway will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


As there was an error with the previous form and I haven't received any response from the owner of the widget to resolve the issue, I have had to make adjustments and so I have uploaded another form.

The entries in this form will be added to the entries in the previous form, and a winner will be selected at random.

The contest has been extended two more days and will now end on 20th January 2019 at 11:59 pm (GMT).


Book Blitz & Giveaway - Derrick by Russell

Derrick
Author: Russell
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
Genre: Adult Thriller

Book Description:
In Hyde Park, a movie theater erupts in flames on a bitterly cold November evening.

It seems like a job for the fire department, but under Captain Creighton’s direct orders, Detective Gavin Nolan and his partner, Derrick Williamson, must investigate. Arriving on the chaotic scene, they find multiple fatalities—but one of the victims is most peculiar…

Gavin soon discovers that this fire wasn’t the first of its kind. The arsonist has set ablaze other buildings around Chicago, and more female victims left in the same gruesome state have been discovered.

Gavin and Derrick determine that the arsonist is not an arsonist at all—but a sinister serial killer with an agenda.

Juggling the unexpected events in his personal life, Gavin digs into the locations of the explosions. At the same time, Derrick probes into the victims’ lives, searching for any possible connection.

However, when the next explosion occurs, the killer leaves behind a significant object, and Derrick becomes noticeably reserved. Gavin soon uncovers an enigmatic link, one that points to Derrick’s military past. A time that his partner had wished to forget. Yet, to catch the vicious maniac, Derrick must tell Gavin everything.

In a suspenseful, gripping ride to the end, it is up to Gavin to rescue his partner from the clutches of a killer. But will he make it in time?

WARNING: This book contains graphic scenes, explicit language, and violent sexual situations.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Fool’s Folly by Ophelia Bell

Fool’s Folly
(Fate’s Fools #2)
Author: Ophelia Bell
Publication Date: December 18th, 2018
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
Don’t f*ck with Fate.

Deva Rainsong has found her dragon soul, but she still feels incomplete. As a chimera, bred in a lab from the blood of all four higher races and human blood combined, it will take no less than a fragment of a soul from all five races to complete hers.

Yet even as she starts to believe that she can finally be complete and all her powers awakened, her hopes are dashed when the second soul gift she receives comes with unexpected side effects. And to top it off Fate itself has redoubled efforts to seek out and destroy all the members of the bloodline.

Fate doesn’t like loose ends, and Deva’s very existence is upsetting the balance. Will she be able to strike a compromise or be forced to run to escape Fate’s wrath?

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Cover Reveal - Fool’s Paradise by Ophelia Bell



Fool’s Paradise
(Fate’s Fools, #3)
Author: Ophelia Bell
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
Deva Rainsong never expected to find a soul mate, now she has two and is on the run from Fate. The elusive divine entity has it out for her and has begun terrorizing the bloodline Deva has sworn to protect. Yet the young chimera and her five lovers still have no idea what it is Fate wants, or why she is so important to it.

The only thing she is sure of is that she needs a complete soul in order to have a chance at standing up to Fate, but for that to happen, she needs her human lover on board.

Bodhi Dylan is still getting used to the unusual, yet intriguing customs of the higher races. He’s fallen head over heels for the beautiful dark-skinned chimera, but doubts he can measure up to the prowess of his higher races counterparts. Besides, he can’t quite wrap his head around how the whole “harem” thing works. Because if he agrees to Deva’s proposition, that’s exactly what he’ll be part of.

But when he learns his participation is the key to her happiness, he’ll have to make a choice. Agree and risk inviting more of Fate’s wrath, or deny her to keep her safe.




About the Author
Ophelia Bell loves a good bad-boy and especially strong women in her stories. Women who aren't apologetic about enjoying sex and bad boys who don't mind being with a woman who's in charge, at least on the surface, because pretty much anything goes in the bedroom.

Ophelia grew up on a rural farm in North Carolina and now lives in Los Angeles with her own tattooed bad-boy husband and four attention-whoring cats.

If you'd like to receive regular updates on Ophelia's publications, freebies, and discounts, please subscribe to her mailing list: http://opheliabell.com/subscribe/

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Monday, 17 December 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Stone Awakened by Judith Sterling

The Stone Awakened
(Guardians of Erin, #2)
Author: Judith Sterling
Publication Date: December 19th, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy / Paranormal

Book Description:
Since moving to Ireland, Ashling Donoghue has tackled one challenge after another. Now the mystery of her parents’ disappearance seems unsolvable. Are they dead or only missing? No one—not even the godlike Breasals—has a clue. Hope and fear war inside her, but she’s determined to find answers and stay strong for her siblings. Even as she hones newfound powers, her banshee-in-training sister Deirdre needs her support.

Ashling could use a little help herself. She’s struggling to navigate her first romance, and while Aengus Breasal stirs her body, mind, and soul, his nemesis Lorcan does too. Both men harbor secrets about her past life as Caer. One has ties to Aoife, the scheming wind demon whose influence is on the rise.

As the Stone of Destiny awakens, so does the conflict within.


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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - False Hope by Meli Raine

False Hope
(False, #2)
Author: Meli Raine
Publication Date: December 10th, 2018
Genre: Adult Romance / Suspense

Book Description:
She thinks she’s fooled me. But I’ve known all along.

Almost.

Lily is hiding something, a secret so big, she came out of a year-long coma and her first instinct was to lie.

Who does that? Someone who is afraid. No—not afraid.

Terrified. And it’s my job to take that fear away.

My partner and I have spent countless man-hours hunting down the cold-blooded killer who did this to her. Meanwhile, Lily’s spent her waking hours recovering. Getting stronger. Getting smarter.

Staying beautiful.

Never get involved emotionally. That’s my dictate. Never get attached.

When you realize you’re caught in a triangle, it turns out there is no exit.

Crossing a line is easy. Holding a line takes strength.

Lily’s shooter knows that she’s my weakness.

One I have to get back.

No matter what it takes.

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