Sunday, 31 May 2015

Blog Tour Guest Post - B: The Tale of the Halloween Cat by D.L. Luke




B: The Tale of the Halloween Cat
Author: D.L. Luke
Genre: Children’s Adventure Book
Length: 160 pages
Release Date: May 30, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1511565318

Book Description:
The night before Halloween in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Willow Witch summons Bernard, nicknamed B, and eight other strays to enter in the Black Cat Contest. Each contestant must find three ingredients for her witch’s brew. When the trials are complete, aye on Halloween night, the winner will become her familiar and gain a home. Although he lives with Victor, a grim, gaunt, and ungainly-looking crow that roosts on the eaves of an abandoned coffee factory, B has been homeless since Mrs. Blue, his human recently passed away.

Finding the three ingredients is the least of B’s problems. If there isn’t a car, truck, bus, or taxi cab to run him over than the Feral Cat Crusaders are there to lock him away in the animal shelter.

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Blog Tour Excerpt - Dark Pursuit by Jennifer Chase




Dark Pursuit
Author: Jennifer Chase
Genre: Crime Thriller
Date Published: 3/13/15

Book Description:
From the International Award Winning EMILY STONE THRILLER SERIES:

Vigilante detective Emily Stone has covertly hunted down killers and closed more serial cases than most seasoned homicide cops combined. Her exceptional profiling skills and forensic techniques, along with deductive crime scene investigations, have made her a compelling force that cannot be beat.

She has reached her ultimate breaking point and now must face her toughest opponent yet – her biggest fears.

With preciseness, the Tick-Tock Killer has taken his next child victim and promised to dump the body precisely four days later, mocking police and the community. Stone struggles to balance her inner demons and ghosts from the past, against the wits of a brutal and cunning serial killer in an all-out battle of psychological warfare.

Can Stone save the next child in time? Dark Pursuit is an action-packed cat and mouse game that will take you to dark places rarely explored.


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Book Of The Month - Masked {Wattpad}

And the Book Of The Month Award goes to:

http://www.wattpad.com/story/31749121-masked

Masked
Author: M. Greenhill
Genre: New Adult Paranormal

Book Description (from Wattpad):
Someone is manufacturing and distributing a new drug that is killing Werewolves.  Those responsible need to be found before the epidemic gets out of control and the human population discover their existence.

The Alliance have put their hope in two broken individuals.

He is the icy, enigmatic Alpha Commander, responsible for the protection and safety of all packs in the Alliance from any and all threats from Rogues and Humans.    He has felt the lonely burden and weight of command for nearly 200 years.

She is a forensic investigator, and human under the protection of the Brandenburg Pack.  Ten years ago she was brutally thrown into a world she was blissfully unaware existed.  Events from that fateful night still haunt her dreams.

Forced to work together to track down the source of this new drug, both must overcome their prejudices and animosity towards each other to be able to save the lives of innocent Humans and Weres alike.

The question is, can they do this before they kill each other?

Click here to read the book.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight - Mary Norton: Soldier Girl by D. Lawrence-Young




Mary Norton: Soldier Girl
Author: D. Lawrence-Young
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 469 pages
Release Date: April 20, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1508720744

Book Description:
Mary Norton is a 17th century young woman who runs away from home in Bristol to escape from her violent and abusive father. Uneducated and unwilling to become just another servant or someone’s whore she joins the army as England’s Civil War begins. Surviving rape and torture, unwilling to return home, she becomes a turncoat and starts working for the enemy, the Parliamentary/ Roundhead side, living a life of intrigue and danger.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Banish (Soul Retrievers) by Nicola Marsh



Author: Nicola Marsh
Release Date: 05/26/15
Pages: 264

Summary from Goodreads:
Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?

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Book Of The Week {Wattpad}

And the Book Of The Week Nominations are:

Click on the book covers to sample the works.

The Unsound Theory (NA Sci-Fi)

http://www.wattpad.com/story/2280697-the-unsound-theory-space-academy-book1

Masked (NA Paranormal)

http://www.wattpad.com/story/31749121-masked

Eye Enchanters (YA Paranromal)

http://www.wattpad.com/story/24387438-eye-enchanters

Seventeen Icy Hearts (YA Paranormal)

http://www.wattpad.com/story/36237480-seventeen-icy-hearts-under-editing

Glass Slippers: A Cinderella Retelling (YA Romance)

http://www.wattpad.com/story/34183802-glass-slippers-a-cinderella-retelling

Friday, 29 May 2015

Book Blast & Giveaway - Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel

Trouble in Loveland peel Trouble in Loveland
Author: Jennifer Peel

Book Description:
What teenage girl hasn't gone to great lengths to get noticed by her crush?

Charlee Jensen is no exception. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately in the end, Ryan her much older neighbor and unrequited love has no idea she exists during her teenage years, at least not the way she wants him to.

That all changes, though, when Charlee returns home, after eight years, to work for her estranged father and Ryan ... her teen crush. This time, Ryan has no problem noticing her. His only problem is that he isn't quite sure what to do with this woman who is suddenly all grown up, beautiful and annoyingly charming.

Throw in a cute three year old, and an ex-wife that's not quite ready to let go, and you have a whole lot of trouble in Loveland.

Trouble in Loveland is a clean, heartfelt romance filled with humor and tenderness.

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Cover Reveal - Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn


Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn
Release Date: 11/03/15
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Adding Lib by Kathryn Elliott




Adding Lib
Author: Kathryn Elliott
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Book Description:
Libby O'Rourke has a short fuse. Her mother, Mae, carries a big match. Engulfed in the never-ending life-juggling of suburbia, Libby fails to notice Mae's emerging dementia symptoms until a kitchen fire puts the problem on the front burner.

Proficient in the art of denial, Mae brushes the shattering diagnosis aside and sets her sights on a matchmaking crusade for her eldest son. After all, if her lucid days are numbered, Mae’s going to make damned sure he makes it down the aisle while she still recognizes the groom.

It’s going to take a razor wit and an iron stomach to handle Mae's diagnosis. Thankfully, just like her mother Libby has both.

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Bookvie - Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - out September 18, 2015 (USA / UK)


Who's in it:
Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Blog Tour Promo - The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato




The Clockwork Crown
Author: Beth Cato
Publisher: Harper Voyage Impulse
Pages: 352
Genre: Steampunk
Format: Kindle

Book Description:
Rich in atmosphere, imagination, and fun, the action-packed, magic-filled sequel to The Clockwork Dagger is an enchanting steampunk fantasy, evocative of the works of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger.

Narrowly surviving assassination and capture, Octavia Leander, a powerful magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the Clockwork Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queen’s secret society of spies and killers—and possibly his life—to save her. Now, they are on a dangerous quest to find safety and answers: Why is Octavia so powerful? Why does she seem to be undergoing a transformation unlike any witnessed for hundreds of years?

The truth may rest with the source of her mysterious healing power—the Lady’s Tree. But the tree lies somewhere in a rough, inhospitable territory known as the Waste. Eons ago, this land was made barren and uninhabitable by an evil spell, until a few hardy souls dared to return over the last century. For years, the Waste has waged a bloody battle against the royal court to win its independence—and they need Octavia’s powers to succeed.

Joined by unlikely allies, including a menagerie of gremlin companions, she must evade killers and Clockwork Daggers on a dangerous journey through a world on the brink of deadly civil war.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22888800-the-clockwork-crown

Blog Tour Spotlight - Loss Angeles by Mathieu Cailler




Loss Angeles
Author: Mathieu Cailler
Publisher: Short Story America Press
Pages: 217
Genre: Short Stories
Format: Hardcover

Book Description:
Set in the glamorous city of Los Angeles, California, LOSS ANGELES skips the shine and celebrity the city is known for and instead dives deeply into the lives of ordinary Angelenos. In each of the fifteen stories in this collection, author Mathieu Cailler examines the private lives of a diverse mix of characters. This collection of stories showcases the rawness of real life, the complexity of navigating personal challenges and internal conflicts, and the ever present possibility of encountering unexpected compassion and empathy.


The stories in LOSS ANGELES uncover the reality that the interiors of people’s lives often have huge holes in them. In the collection, a quiet divorced man, who is still deeply in love with his ex-wife, finally speaks up when his son’s soon-to-be stepfather becomes enraged over a broken birthday gift. A young man visiting his parents for the first time in nine years delays his presence at his family’s Thanksgiving dinner to see an old friend who was influential in his early life. Cailler also goes beyond loss and grief to reveal hidden human kindness in the stories of a widower, who steps out of his melancholy to save the life of a stranger, and an aging bachelor, who becomes a father figure for a wayward young woman.

In “Over the Bridge,” Ella is a teenager learning to manage her grief over the death of her mother and the new life she and her seven-year-old brother have with their father, with whom the children have not lived with since their parents’ divorce. While Ella is receiving weekly counseling at school, she continues to struggle with the changes in her life. When the counselor instructs Ella to write a letter to her father explaining the uncertainty and distance she feels in regard to her relationship with him, Ella complies and writes with the type of honesty that one allows when there is no plan to share what is written. But when Ella finds herself in a frightening situation with a boy at a party after consuming drugs and alcohol, the letter becomes the catalyst for a change in perspective for her father.

“Hit and Stay” is the story of a young married man making the long drive home from an out-of-town business trip. Penn is troubled as he drives his SUV through back roads to avoid the highway traffic. The quiet drive in the warm cocoon of the truck affords Penn the opportunity to reflect on the one-night stand he had with a new employee. As he contemplates how or if he will confess his mistake to his wife, Kimberly, Penn reviews his life with the woman he was once passionately in love with who has grown distant since the death of her mother. During the drive, Penn has an unfortunate accident that breaks the delicate hold he has on his volatile emotional state.

The conflict between familial violence and love is the foundation of “Dark Timber.” Clevie and his older brother, Roy, reluctantly accompany their father on a hunting expedition. Their father, an alcoholic recently released from prison after serving time for beating the boys’ mother, is determined to teach his sons how to hunt for their own food.

The relationship between father and sons is strained. Roy has personal experience with his father’s violent temper, but young Clevie remains hopeful that life with their father will improve. Neither boy is interested in hunting. Clevie is the most reluctant to fire on innocent animals. However, when their father comes face-to-face with a menacing predator, both boys instinctively respond to his pleas for help.

LOSS ANGELES is a throwback to eclectic short story collections of past years and is only bound by the theme of loss in a very general sense,” Cailler says. “The stories are by turns fragile, tender, and always memorable. The characters in this book are as diverse as the city itself… they all have a story to share, and it was my job to do just that. I don’t believe in being predestined while writing; therefore, some of the stories end with a bit of hope while others reach their coda in a disconcerting fashion.”

Exposing emotions was Cailler’s focus when writing the collection. “I want the reader to relate to the feelings and sentiments expressed in the book. I think loss is the greatest bond we possess as humans, and there isn’t a single person around who hasn’t experienced it. We’ve all lost something dear to us, something profound,” the author says. “I think if a reader comes away from LOSS ANGELES feeling more connected to others and/or him or herself, I’ll have done my job. Whenever I write, I think of Plato’s words: ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.’ That’s something that I hope will resonate with the reader.”

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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25202024-loss-angeles

Cover Reveal - Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake


Library Jumpers
Author: Brenda Drake
Release Date: January 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Book Blast & Giveaway - Hope by Sam Rook




Hope
Author: Sam Rook
Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Book Description:
The winged knights—magically altered humans—are the only ones defending the portal from Av'lor to Earth. With defeat imminent, they find an unlikely source of hope in software engineer, Kathryn.

Kathryn doubts her life could get any worse after the death of her mother and daughter. She realizes her mistake after she arrives on Av'lor with only part of her house and hungry creatures looking for their next meal. Once the knights bring her under their protection, she discovers their angry commander is far from welcoming.

Sir Lanclor, Commander of the Knighthood, lives with the curse of betrayal. While the treachery occurred lifetimes before, few see past his guarded shell to the grim man beneath. Barely holding the Knighthood together, his grip tightens when Kathryn joins their ranks. Her stubbornness and surprising strength not only energizes the knights, but also makes Sir Lanclor question his self-imposed isolation.

With the approach of an invading army, Kathryn and Sir Lanclor must find a way to end centuries of war and save two worlds.


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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Blog Tour Character Casting & Giveaway - Flintlock by Ashley Nixon


Flintlock is the second book in the Cutlass Trilogy. It continues Barren and his crew's story.


Flintlock
Author: Ashley Nixon

Book Description:
Barren Reed hopes to protect the Orient from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into exile if he makes one more mistake.

Barren’s not the only one feeling the Elders’ wrath—they don’t trust Larkin either. Worse, Barren can’t comprehend Larkin’s wish to have a relationship with her father, and the secrets she’s forced to keep create a tension that may pull them apart forever.

When the Pirates of Silver Crest begin to die, bullets laced with dark magic are to blame. With more and more of these weapons infiltrating the Underground, discovering who’s behind the dissemination is no easy feat. As fear and tension mount among the people of the Orient, Barren and his crew find themselves in a race against time to stop the spread of dark magic before the world of Mariana spirals into collapse.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22888980-flintlock

Book Blitz & Giveaway - More by T.M. Franklin


More
Author: T.M. Franklin 
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal 
Date Published: October 4, 2012

Book Description:
Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn't so bad after all.

Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn't quite what he seems. In fact, he's not entirely human, and he's not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she's not actually normal . . . she's not even just special.
She's a little bit more.



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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Silently Still by Julieanne Lynch





Silently Still
Author: Julieanne Lynch

Book Description:
Everyone is entitled to making their own choices in life, but a decision can make or break you. For Jacinta Kelly, hers came in the form of running away from everything that reminded her of her roots. 

Living in rural Ireland was hard enough, but living with her mother’s mental illness and her obsession with her garden took its toll. One winter, the world as she knows it changes. Jacinta becomes aware of her own mortality, and how fragile her existence truly is. 

Alone and frightened; to live or die, the choice is hers.

The book deals with depression, grief and self-harm.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24792231-silently-still

Book Blast & Giveaway - The Likelihood of Lucy by Jenny Holiday




The Likelihood of Lucy
Author: Jenny Holiday
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Scandalous

Book Description: 
London, 1815

Trevor Bailey is on the cusp of opening the greatest hotel in London. His days as a gutter snipe are behind him, as he enjoys a life of wealth, society, and clandestine assignments as a spy in the service of His Majesty. Until one tumultuous night churns up the past he'd long left behind...

Turned out by her employer for her radical beliefs, Lucy Greenleaf reaches out to the man who was once her most beloved friend. She never expected that the once-mischievous Trevor would be so handsome and gentleman-like and neither can deny the instant attraction.

But Lucy's reformer ways pose a threat to the hotel's future and his duties as a spy. Now Trevor must choose between his new life and the woman he's always loved…

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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25481032-the-likelihood-of-lucy

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Release Day Celebration & Giveaway - The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry




The Notorious Pagan Jones
Author: Nina Berry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction


Book Description:
Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt—not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones. 

But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast—and she has to agree to a court-appointed "guardian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth, too sophisticated to be some studio flack. 

The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her—there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?



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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23280190-the-notorious-pagan-jones?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book Blast & Giveaway - Girl of Mine by Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean's newest book is now available!
GIRL OF MINE
 

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25163242-girl-of-mine

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons (The Templar Chronicles #5) by Jeff Gunhus

Jack Templar 5 

Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons
(The Templar Chronicles #5)
Author: Jeff Gunhus