Monday, 26 June 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross



The Thirteenth Gate
Dominion Mysteries
Book Two
Kat Ross
Genre: Fantasy/mystery
Publisher: Acorn
Date of Publication: June 26, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9972362-8-6
ASIN: B071RQ142S
Number of pages: 380
Word Count: 88k
Cover Artist: Damonza

Book Description:
Winter 1888. At an asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who's interviewed their patient and isn't sure he's a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the underworld when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she's ever encountered.

As Jack rampages through London, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he's searching for. And if he finds it, the doors to purgatory will be thrown wide open…

Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Sabelline's death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker?

As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries converge amid the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. Harry and Lady Vivienne must join forces to stop an ancient evil. The key is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?

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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Binding by E.Z. Rinsky



The Binding: A Lamb and Lavagnino Mystery
Author:
E.Z. Rinsky
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Genre: Mystery/Detective

Book Description:
Fans of Marisha Pessl and Christopher Moore will be captivated by the twists and turns of E.Z. Rinsky’s second chilling noir mystery

When a US Senator offers to have private investigator Frank Lamb's criminal record wiped clean in return for retrieving a set of old books, he jumps at the opportunity. In the five years since his last paying job he’s been an international fugitive, separated from his daughter Sadie. He's willing to do anything to return to normal life.

But once Frank and his old partner, Courtney Lavagnino, get to work, it becomes clear that the job is far more treacherous than they'd assumed. The books were written in prison by Oliver Vicks, a self-proclaimed prophet with a trail of grisly murders behind him. Frank and Courtney are soon piecing together a horrifying puzzle, devised by a prisoner who seems more god than man.

In this riveting novel, Frank and Courtney find themselves mired in a tangle of desperation, cult-like fervor, and deception that will lead them to uncover an evil of biblical proportions. 

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Book Blitz - Moonborn (Heartborn #2) by Terry Maggert



Moonborn
(Heartborn #2)
Author:
Terry Maggert
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: June 22nd, 2017

Book Description:
Livvy Foster has a new heart, home, and a place in the powerful halls of House Windhook. The fall of Sliver was only the beginning of a civil war that sees angels from across the sky challenge each other to lead a world in which the past and the future are connected by a storm crafted from time, ambition, and power.

When House Selinus attempts to bend the light of days in order to become the supreme power in an apocalyptic future, they confront a goddess who is older than time itself-- and she'll stop at nothing to get the one soul who escaped her deadly grasp: Livvy.

With deceit, war and love swirling in the clouds above a shattered world that was once Livvy's home, she'll be asked to do something a girl with a broken heart never thought possible. Fight for Windhook. Fight for her world. Take wing with Livvy, one heartbeat at a time.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt - Deity's Soulmate by Angelina Kerner



Deity's Soulmate
Author: Angelina Kerner
Genre: YA Fantasy / Adventure
Date Published: April 1, 2017

Book Description:
From author Angelina Kerner (Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted) comes an all-new fantasy series about Gardenia, a daughter of Athena, and her 100 years of coursework on how to create whole new worlds and subjects of her own.

A sheltered schoolchild in a realm of condescending gods and goddesses, Gardenia goes to Earth on a dare to  witness the unsavory side of mankind for herself.  Believing she can do better, she undertakes the formation of an entire galaxy, but without permission from Zeus.  

Zeus disciplines her by assigning an epic 13-fold creational lesson destined to take her a century to complete.  But he is taken aback once more when she makes an odd choice.  She vows to fulfill this knowledge quest by tracking down a lost race of dragons, and discovering the secrets they’ve kept since time began.

Searching the universe to meet even one dragon may be a fool’s errand, but that’s the least of her worries.  For ancient wartime resentments linger between the nations of dragons and deities, and some dragons would attack Gardenia on sight! 

Yet she ventures out undaunted, learning unexpected things about nomadic life, tender love, and mortal peril along the way.  The biggest surprise of all, though, goes by the name of Ri.  Ri may be the man of her dreams, the voice in her head, the dragon she’s seeking, or all these things and more...

Meanwhile, the Fates brew sordid plans of their own and Hera jealously sets traps and trials for Gardenia at every chance.  What’s a young goddess to do?  Flight or fight?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Amber Sky by Claire Warner



Amber Sky
(C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass #1)
Author:
Claire Warner
Genre: Dystopian Steampunk
Release Date: June 2nd, 2017

Book Description:
"You thought I did this out of the goodness of my heart?" He gave a short mirthless laugh. "Not a bit of it, this is going to be dangerous for me. What are you offering for my help?"

Beneath the Amber Sky, the nobility control the food, education, and the mysterious C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass. To Tay, struggling to keep her siblings alive, the ideas of rebellion and freedom are distant and unreachable.

But when her father is arrested, she begs Darius James, the son of the Overseer, to save his life. Darius agrees, but his help costs her a favour, one he can call in at any time.

Darius' favour will bring her to the Palace, and the perfect position to help the growing rebellion. But the court has games beyond anything she has seen before, and Darius' secrets will add to the danger.

Tay is now able to make a difference, to join the rebellion, find the C.O.I.L.S and discover the secrets of the Amber Sky. All she has to do is survive. 

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BOOK REVIEW: Ash Born (Eternity Series, Book 1) by S.R. Crawford

Ash Born
Eternity Series, Book 1
Author: S.R. Crawford
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Urban, Dark Fantasy.

Three worlds.
Seven species.
One war and one girl to change everything…

Letti Kane has always been an outsider. Perhaps this was why she foolishly fell for the dangerous Kaizen D’Anna at first sight. However, mingling with the D’Anna family will mean discovering the dark secrets of her own. Secrets of which are catching up to Letti’s mother, the infamous Bellemere Kane.

Unknown predators from her mother’s past are forcing Letti into the darkness that exists right under her nose. Once exposed, what will it mean for Letti though? What is her place going to be in this unforgiving world? Scared, betrayed and losing herself along the way, Letti must find her inner strength before it’s too late.

As she’s thrust deeper into these perilous realms, her mother has only one question on her mind: will the inferno of their world and the upcoming war consume Letti altogether, or will she rise from the ashes?

“The world isn’t big enough for all of us.”

Ash Born is a Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy novel filled with mystery, romance and angst.

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MY REVIEW

Letti Kane wants nothing more in life than to escape the clutches of her family. She plans to do that by excelling academically in college so she can go to university. At least, that was the plan before Kaizen D'Anna walked into her life, bringing drama and distruction along with him. There's a deep history between the Kanes and the D'Annas, a history that threatens to destroy Letti, her family and the D'Annas. There's a lot at stake, and Letti soon finds herself not only struggling to keep up her grades, but also struggling to stay alive.

Ash Born opens with a very chilling start that is full of mystery and suspense. It then settled into a slow introduction, establishing the characters - of which there were an abundance - while thowing in hints of the supernatural world here and there. There is a lot that happens in this book, events that take you from one part of the world to another part, events of which are highly intense, and although there weren't many twists in the story, the events that took place throughout the story weren't always predictable. There were some surprises, and there was a lot to unravel - not many answers provided, mind you - but the story had enough intrigue to make me want to know more. Why are strangers desperately seeking Letti?

It did take a few chapters for the story to really kick into gear, mostly because the predominant focus was on Letti's and Kaizen's insta-love chemistry, which I didn't much buy into at first because it didn't feel believable. Within the first few hours of meeting Kaizen, Letti has a outburst and snaps at him, reprimanding him for not disclosing details of his love life. It was a very intense, dramatic moment that showcased her naivity and vulnerability. There was definitely a Romeo and Juliet feel to the love story - that forbidden love between two warring families - which I very much liked, especially since both families despise each other, and the only thing they appear to have in common, the only common ground between them is Letti Kane. It seems everyone is curious about Letti, her family more so when they realise her involvement with Kaizen.

Letti was no doubt the black sheep of her family. She was so unlike them, not merely on genetic grounds, but also her traits and characteristics, particularly her ignorance and her willingness to easily trust strangers. Despite her passiveness, however, I liked the fact that Letti didn't just jump right into a leadership role, nor did she regard herself as the centre of the universe, although other characters did. Being the only human among various supernatural species, Letti was definitely the last person to know anything, so I found it exciting whenever Crawford revealed events that were taking place without Letti's knowledge, whether it be regarding her family or someone else in another part of the world. These instances allowed for a deeper insight into the dangers lurking around Letti, and it also showed how the events taking place affected not only Letti and her family, but also the entire world.

While there wasn't an overwhelming amount of adrenaline-fueled events, this was quite a dark story filled with gruesome violence and death. I didn't get to assess the extent of the nature of the war between the species as the story didn't delve into the supernatural world as such; rather, we feel the weight of the burden - more personal than political or otherwise - the war has on the two predominant families we're introduced to: the Kanes and the D'Annas. Also, the fact that Letti and Kaizen were left to romantically pursue each other in the presence of their families highlighted the fact that their dislike for each other went way beyond the grounds of genetics, so I'm looking forward to exploring more of this conflict in the sequels.

Depsite the many positive highlights of this book, there were some things that I found needed more developing. One thing I found distracting was the grammatical errors, particularly all the headhopping and passive sentences. In terms of editing, the work needed some tightening as the errors were a little too frequent. With regard to the headhopping, it became a problem because it kept pulling me out of the story. One minute I'm having an emotional connection with a character and the next I'm in someone else's head, all within the same scene. It was very jarring. It just threw me out the story at times or broke my connection with the characters. Thankfully, I was enjoying the book so much I was able to shift my focus on the story concept and how it was unraveling.

Despite those problems, I found Ash Born to be an intriguing start to the series. It difinitely pigued my interest and made me want to find out more. Based on the ending, Letti is going to be dragged deeper into that chaotic world. Will she be able to handle it, or will she falter? Time will tell. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories that sheds new light on familiar elements of the fantasy genre.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Own copy

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The Corner Office by Katerina Baker



The Corner Office
Author:
Katerina Baker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 23, 2017

Book Description:
Tara Johnson's sacrifices are about to pay off: a senior executive at thirty-five at a Fortune 500 company, she's one of the two finalists in line for a Managing Director position. Unfortunately, her rival of fifteen years, the charming, infuriating Richard Boyd, is just as qualified, and unlike her, he's willing to cross pretty much every line to get what he wants.

Of all the things Tara stored in the attic to make it to the top, it's her personal life she misses the most. That is, until she starts a steamy affair with sex god Aidan, her direct report. Interoffice relationships with a subordinate can mean the end of a career, and when Richard finds out, it's the perfect opportunity to take his high-heeled nemesis out, especially since he's still nursing a grudge against Tara for rejecting him years ago.

But Tara's increasingly domineering lover has his own dark secrets, endangering more than just her career. As her liaison spirals out of control, salvation will come from the man she always thought she hated, and perhaps the only one to truly understand her.

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Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Avenging Kiss by Karen Tjebben



Avenging Kiss
Author:
Karen Tjebben
Genre: Psychological Romantic/Suspense
Date Published:  December 2016

Book Description:
Some sins cannot be forgiven. Those must be avenged.

When Aditya Chopra stumbled upon the decimated camp, she vowed to hunt down the men who killed her sister. The stench of burnt flesh and the taste of death in the air haunt her dreams and power her lust for vengeance. She will show no mercy.

The men of Savage Security served their country. They’d done their time in the sandbox and now enjoy their peaceful lives in the States, far from the death and mayhem of war. Will living in peace blind them to the dangerous threat that’s poised to strike?

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Where On Earth? An Alaska Adventure By David H. Minton



Where On Earth? An Alaska Adevnture
Author:
David H. Minton
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Publication Date: May 2017 
Genre: Romantic Adventure

Book Description:
Dan Richards, an Iraq war vet, is a surveyor for the mining company, looking to open a new silver mine. Scrambling to establish his helicopter charter business in the wilds of Alaska, while trying to stay connected to his teenage daughter, his world soon turns upside down when he rescues a woman and her dog sledding team after an avalanche.

Samantha Bettencourt, an environmental engineer, is eager to begin her first project with the university. A spokesperson for an environmentalist group intent on preserving the wilderness, she is on the path to saving the wild, but when Dan walks into her life things start to change.

Sparks fly between Dan and Samantha as they find themselves running for their lives—from the good guys as well as the bad guys out to ruin the things they long to protect. Will they be able to escape before it’s too late? Will they get a chance at love or will they lose everything. . . including their lives?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Caloric by Tricia Barr



Caloric
(The Bound Ones #1)
Author: Tricia Barr
Publication Date:
October 1st, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Book Description:
Phoenyx Blake has a secret. When she wakes in a dungeon with three strangers, she is forced to face it, which isn’t easy seeing as her cellmate, Sebastian, has starred in her dreams. As days pass, they learn they are each one of the four elements bound in human form and they have been abducted by an ancient society that plans to kill them and steal their powers. If they hope to escape, they must master their powers, and Phoenyx must learn to let go of fear and let love in, before it’s too late.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Shards (The Prospero Chronicles #2) by F.J.R. Titchenell & Matt Carter



Shards
(The Prospero Chronicles #2)
Author:
F.J.R. Titchenell & Matt Carter
Genre: YAHorror/Scifi
Release Date: June 20th, 2017

Book Description:
When autumn descends on Prospero, California, Ben hopes the normality of the new school year may offer a reprieve from the town’s paranormal horrors. Mina knows all too well that there are no reprieves and no normality to be had in Prospero, but even she can’t prepare for what the coming year holds.

On top of the vivid hallucinations that have plagued Mina since the attack on the Warehouse, and the brewing Splinter civil war that threatens all of humanity, inside the walls of Prospero High, Ben, Mina, and their expanding Network face a vicious campaign to destroy their friendship, and a mysterious assassin picking off human rebels – an assassin with powers like no Splinter they’ve fought before.

Ben and Mina’s one hope rests with a mysterious old man hiding in the woods outside of town; a living legend who may be able to teach them how to fight this dangerous new breed of Splinter. That is, assuming he doesn’t kill the pair of them himself.

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Promo Blitz - Chatur The Laundry Man by Subhash Kommuru



Chatur The Laundry Man
Author: Subhash Kommuru
Genre: Children’s Book
Date Published: October 2016

Book Decription:
What can a business man, a lazy donkey, and an elephant teach kids about success and friendship? Read along to find out in this playful romp by the award-winning author of The Magic of Friendship!

Chatur the Laundry Man is a funny, lighthearted story with a subtle lesson. Chatur thinks of nothing but growing his business, but his friend Gadhu the donkey keeps telling him to take it easy. When Chatur has a bright idea to get more business, things seem to be going his way but take an unexpected turn. Will Chatur learn that sometimes success takes a little time and patience?

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Redemption Lake by Susan Clayton-Goldner



Redemption Lake
Author: Susan Clayton-Goldner
Genre: Mystery
Date Published: May 17 (available for presale now)
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Book Description:
Tucson, Arizona – Eighteen-year-old Matt Garrison is harboring two terrible secrets: his involvement in the drowning death of his 12-year-old cousin, and a night of drunken sex with his best friend’s mother, Crystal, whom he finds dead the following morning. Guilt forces Matt to act on impulse and hide his involvement with Crystal.

Detective Winston Radhauser knows Matt is hiding something. But as the investigation progresses, Radhauser’s attention is focused on Matt’s father. Matt’s world closes in when his dad is arrested for Crystal’s murder and Travis breaks off their friendship. Despite his father’s guilty plea, Matt knows his dad is innocent and only trying to protect his son. Devastated and bent on self-destruction, Matt heads for the lake where his cousin died—the only place he believes can truly free him. Are some secrets better left buried?

Redemption Lake is a novel of love and betrayal. It’s about truth and lies, friendship and redemption, about assuming responsibility, and the risks a father and son will take to protect each other.


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Blog Tour Spotlight - Tell On You by Freda Hansburg



Tell On You
Author:
Freda Hansburg
Publisher: Micro Publishing Media
Pages: 248
Genre: Thriller

Book Description:
Tell on You is a psychological suspense novel that best fits within the Gone Girl-inspired niche genre of “grip lit.”   Jeremy Barrett’s obsessive love equals that of Jay Gatsby for Daisy Buchanan, as life imitates art in his private school English class. 

But his angst-driven infatuation brings dire consequences as he is drawn into the machinations of his disturbed 16-year-old student Nikki Jordan, whose bad intentions rival those of her teacher.  A fast-paced, drama-filled tale, Tell on You reminds readers about the wildness and trauma of adolescence—and the self-defeating behaviors to which adults resort in times of stress. 

From gaslighting to vicious bullying, poisonous family privilege to the loss of a parent—Freda Hansburg draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist to explore the depths of each dark situation in Tell on You.

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Book Blast & Giveaway - Hell Holes: What Lurks Below by Donald Firesmith

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Hell Holes: What Lurks Below
Author: Donald Firesmith
Genre: Science Fiction (Apocalyptic)

Book Description:
It’s August in Alaska, and geology professor Jack Oswald prepares for the new school year. But when hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle, Jack receives an unexpected phone call. An oil company exec hires Jack to investigate, and he picks his climatologist wife and two of their graduate students as his team. Uncharacteristically, Jack also lets Aileen O’Shannon, a bewitchingly beautiful young photojournalist, talk him into coming along as their photographer. When they arrive in the remote oil town of Deadhorse, the exec and a biologist to protect them from wild animals join the team. Their task: to assess the risk of more holes opening under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the wells and pipelines that feed it. But they discover a far worse danger lurks below. When it emerges, it threatens to shatter Jack’s unshakable faith in science. And destroy us all…

The Book is FREE!

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Dawn Girl by Leslie Wolfe



Dawn Girl
Tess Winnett Series
Book One
Author:
Leslie Wolfe
Genre: Crime Thriller / Police Procedural
Publisher: Italics Publishing
Date of Publication: 8/30/2016
ISBN: 978-1-945302-06-0
ASIN: B01I0X2YR0
Number of pages: 225
Word Count: 71,000
Cover Artist: Sam Roman

Tagline: Pristine, golden beaches and a dead body

Book Description:
Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape.

Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of golden sand beach? What is her secret?

FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before.

Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost?

The rules of the game have changed.

So has the textbook definition of a serial killer.

Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller.

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Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Shattered Minds: A Pacifica Novel by Laura Lam

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Shattered Minds
A Pacifica Novel
Author: Laura Lam
Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (June 20, 2017)
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English
ASIN: B01N0KCUGZ

Book Description:
She can uncover the truth, if she defeats her demons

Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’s heading for self-destruction – until she has a vision of a dead girl.

Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he’s probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis – or she’s next.

To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she’ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary – before it changes us and our society, forever.

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Book Trailer Reveal - The Prophetess by Desy Smith




The Prophetess
Author:
Desy Smith
Genre: NA Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Floebe Publishing

Book Description:
High up in the heavens, righteousness faces off against the greatest dissenter of all time, and in the crossfire, an angel loses his wings…

Fallen from Heaven and forced to live amongst the humans in exile, angel Ezekiel bares the tragic fate of a disgraced angel. Having overheard the rebellious Lucifer’s plans to rise up against the sanctuary of Heaven, Ezekiel remains silent, and for his inaction, he is cast from the pearly gates and onto the unforgiving lands of the mortals. Two thousand years pass with a cold and hollow wind at his back, and for a moment, Ezekiel resigns to his fate.

However, in the year 2016, the winds of fate begin to change, and redemption comes in the form of his brother, Gabriel, who bares great news. Ezekiel is given a chance to return to Heaven, but only once he has taken down Molach, an evil demon on the rise. If Ezekiel can stop Molach from helping Lucifer return, he will be welcomed back into Heaven. However, there is more than just a demon in his path, Ezekiel must uncover what else fate has in store for him, including a lovely solitary Prophetess named Isabelle and the endless possibility for joy and whimsy she offers. Can Ezekiel rise once more to the great destiny that awaits him? Or has he been amongst the fickle mortals for far too long?

COVER TO BE REVEALED ON AUGUST 2ND!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35435605-the-prophetess?ac=1&from_search=true

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - See Me, See Me Not by Elodie Nowodazkij




See Me, See Me Not
(Gavert City #2)

Author:
Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Suspense, Young Adult

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Soleri by Michael Johnston

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Soleri
Author:
Michael Johnston
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (June 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765386488
ISBN-13: 978-0765386489

Book Description:
Michael Johnston brings you the first in a new epic fantasy series inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear.

The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.

On the day of the annual eclipse, the Harkan king, Arko-Hark Wadi, sets off on a hunt and shirks his duty rather than bow to the emperor. Ren, his son and heir, is a prisoner in the capital, while his daughters struggle against their own chains. Merit, the eldest, has found a way to stand against imperial law and marry the man she desires, but needs her sister’s help, and Kepi has her own ideas.

Meanwhile, Sarra Amunet, Mother Priestess of the sun god’s cult, holds the keys to the end of an empire and a past betrayal that could shatter her family.

Detailed and historical, vast in scope and intricate in conception, Soleri bristles with primal magic and unexpected violence. It is a world of ancient and elaborate rites, of unseen power and kingdoms ravaged by war, where victory comes with a price, and every truth conceals a deeper secret.

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Blog Tour Spotlight - Sam's Legacy by Shirleen Davies

Sam's Legacy
Author: Shirleen Davies

Book Description:
Sam’s Legacy, Book Four, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Samuel Covington, ex-Pinkerton agent and deputy in the frontier town of Conviction, has come a long way from his upbringing in Baltimore. His job, and a particular woman, occupy his time and thoughts. His future is assured—until a message from home tears it all apart.

Jinny MacLaren loves the ranch, her family, and one particular deputy. Even though Sam’s never said the words, she’s certain of his feelings, envisioning a future as his wife—until the day he announces he’s leaving without a promise to return.

His future no longer belongs to him. Sam never anticipated the news awaiting him, or the consequences of a past he’d left far behind.

Shoving painful thoughts of Sam aside, Jinny focuses on a life without him, allowing a friendship to grow with someone else. He’s handsome, smart, and caring, yet in Jinny’s heart, he’ll never be Sam.

As both face an uncertain future without the other, neither anticipates the dangers stalking them.

Protecting what’s his is Sam’s calling. Reclaiming what he left behind may prove to be the biggest challenge of his life.

Sam’s Legacy, book four in the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain historical western Romance Series, is a stand-alone, full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Gears of Fate by Wilbert Stanton

Gears of Fate
(Forgotten Gods #1)
Author: Wilbert Stanton
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genres: YA Fantasy / Mythology

Book Description:
Centuries have passed since the Fey conquered Earth, forcing mankind and gods alike to flee to the sky city Olympus. Forgotten gods walk amongst man, lost and powerless. Little do they suspect a second Fey war looms, and an unlikely duo will set in motion the gears of fate. 

Zak Walker is a fringe rat living in the slums who would do anything to protect his sister, Alice. His neglectful father threatens to consign him to a life away from home on an airship, but he yearns for his life to mean something more than drudgery.

Princess Seneca Rose is the last surviving member of the Seelie royals. They tried to establish peace with mankind, but fell to the forces of Queen Mob and the Unseelie Court. Fleeing for her life, Seneca arrives on Olympus in hopes of uniting the forgotten gods against the oncoming Fey.

Zak couldn’t care less about the fate of Olympus, until faeries kidnap Alice. He doesn’t believe Seneca’s stories of faeries or gods, but soon has no choice but to accept their lives are intertwined. All his life, he’s dreamed of something more. If he cannot face the dangers that await down on Earth, the gods, mankind, and his sister Alice are all doomed.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Reach for You by Pat Esden



Reach For You
Dark Heart Series
Book Three
Pat Esden
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of Publication: June 27, 2017
ISBN: ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0009-4
ASIN: B01LZCVLU3
Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 80k

Book Description:
Her passion is her greatest weakness.

His legacy is his prison.

To reunite, both must fight the demons within.

A world of deception and danger separates Annie Freemont from her mother—and from Chase, the enigmatic half-ifrit with whom Annie’s fallen in love. But she vows to find her way back to them, before Chase succumbs to the madness that threatens his freedom. The only person who can help is the magical seductress, Lotli, a beautiful, manipulative woman . . . a woman who has disappeared.

Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful alley and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .

Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn . . .

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