Monday, 20 February 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Seraphina’s Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson



Seraphina’s Initiation
Seraphina Series
Book Two
Sheena Hutchinson
Publication Date:
2/20/2017
Publisher: Sheena Hutchinson LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 298
ASIN: B01N1ON9GY

Book Description:
Seraphina Cross is unexpectedly thrown into this crazy, spiritual world of Angels versus Demons.Never did she expect to meet Nate who was just a figment of her imagination. Now she finds herself moving in with him because of her innate responsibility to protect her loved ones from harm.

Finally beginning to feel at home in her new house and with her new relationship. Nate begins training Sera in all that she can do, surprising even himself at times. Just when she is starting to feel safe and powerful, Lucifer finds a new way to attack her at her most vulnerable.

When her dreams are no longer a gift, can Sera control the powers needed to defeat what's coming before Lucifer fulfills his promise to her?

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Book Blitz - Holdfast by Kate Carter

Holdfast
Author: Kate Carter
Publication Date: December 14th, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 

Book Description:
Once they’d do anything to keep her safe. Now they’ll do anything to kill her. 

The discovery of a genetically twisted corpse on her latest stepfather’s ranch in the Badlands of Forsaken triggers a desperate and brutal race against time for eighteen-year-old con artist Ariel Tesla when her loving stepbrothers are turned into monstrous killers with a single purpose: to hunt Ariel down and destroy her.

Running for her life, the one person she can turn to for help is the last person in the galaxy she can trust, former mark Hale Carrow. She needs a ship to get off the planet, fast; he wants revenge on the girl who broke his heart.

To save the family she never thought she wanted, she’s going to have to gamble on the boy she betrayed, or no-one’s life will ever be the same.

And hers will be over.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - A Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Burrows



A Shot in the Dark
Author: Jennifer Burrows
Genre: Romantic suspense
Date Published: February 1, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Book Description:
A motorcycle crash forces Skyler Smith into Laney Pearson’s hospital, barely clinging to life…

As a trauma nurse, Laney works with surgeon Josh Stone to bring Skyler back from the brink of death and toward recovery. But what initially looks like nothing more than a freak accident may turn out to be much more dangerous—and maybe even deadly.

In the years they’ve worked together, Laney has never given Josh the time of day…

She thinks he’s nothing more than a pompous doctor looking for another notch to add to his belt. But caring for Skyler brings the pair closer, and Laney lets down her guard, allowing them the chance to find happiness together in the midst of so much destruction. But someone doesn’t want them to be happy. Someone wants Laney gone.

Threats might derail their love before it really starts…

As the couple tries to build their budding relationship, Laney begins to receive menacing messages. And when she and Josh learn that Skyler’s accident is anything but unintentional, they fight to balance finding the would-be killer with keeping keep Laney safe from her stalker. But each wild turn takes them further away from the truth…and each other.

Can Laney and Josh discover who is behind the violent acts, or is each guess they make nothing more than a shot in the dark?

Some accidents aren’t accidental…

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Book Blast & Giveaway - Sketchy Tacos by Meg D. Gonzalez

sketchy-TacosSketchy Tacos
Author: Meg D. Gonzalez

Book Description:
Teenage artist Mila Gulick travels to Mexico to get away from warring influences and find herself. But life in the land of tacos is a far cry from her sheltered life back home. Mila must find the courage to step out from behind her sketchbook and get to know the people and culture around her. While her host family and the two boys vying for her interest are nothing but smiles, all may not be as it seems.

Soon Mila is questioning her choices and the beliefs she’s held dear. Her heart, her art, and even her safety are at risk as she struggles to find a balance between cultural differences, old assumptions, and strange romance. Will her trip end in disaster or will she find the strength for which she’s been searching?

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway- The Splash of Lady Harriett by Rachel Anderson

Coming August 2017 from USA Today bestselling author Rachael Anderson

 

The Splash of Lady Harriett
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will come away victorious?

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight - The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy



The Wolf Mirror
Author: Caroline Healy

Book Description:
Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature - because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33521164-the-wolf-mirror?ac=1&from_search=true

BOOK REVIEW: She's Like a Rainbow by Eileen Colucci

She's Like a Rainbow
Author: Eileen Colucci
Genre: YA/NA Coming of Age

Book Description:
“The summer I turned ten, my life took a fairy tale turn.”

So begins Reema Ben Ghazi’s tale set in Morocco, SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW. Reema awakes one morning to find her skin has changed from whipped cream to dark chocolate. From then on, every few years she undergoes another metamorphosis, her color changing successively to red, yellow and ultimately brown. What is the cause of this strange condition and is there a cure? Does the legend of the White Buffalo have anything to do with it? As Reema struggles to find answers to these questions, she confronts the reactions of the people around her, including her strict and unsympathetic mother, Lalla Jamila; her timid younger sister, Zakia; and her two best friends, Batoul and Khalil. At the same time, she must deal with the trials of adolescence even as her friendship with Khalil turns to first love. One day, in her search for answers, Reema discovers a shocking secret – she may have been adopted at birth. As a result, Reema embarks on a quest to find her birth mother that takes her from twentieth-century Rabat to post-9/11 New York.

Reema’s humanity shines through her story, reminding us of all we have in common regardless of our particular cultural heritage. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW, which will appeal to Teens as well as Adults, raises intriguing questions about identity and ethnicity.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30345704-she-s-like-a-rainbow

CBY'S Saturday Current Reads: Written in Bones (Inspector McLean, #7) by James Oswald


 MY SATURDAY CURRENT READS IS:


Genre: Crime / Mystery
Release Date: February 23rd, 2017

Book Description:
 
The roots of murder run deep...

When a body is found in a tree in The Meadows, Edinburgh's scenic parkland, the forensics suggest the corpse has fallen from a great height.

Detective Inspector Tony McLean wonders whether it was an accident, or a murder designed to send a chilling message?

The dead man had led quite a life: a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin who reinvented himself as a celebrated philanthropist.

As McLean traces the victim's journey, it takes him back to Edinburgh's past, and through its underworld - crossing paths with some of its most dangerous and most vulnerable people.

And waiting at the end of it all, is the truth behind a crime that cuts to the very heart of the city...


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Friday, 17 February 2017

Blog Tour Teaser - Grow Up Messy! by Paromita Goswami



Grow Up Messy!
(A Hilarious Coming of Age Series Book1)
Author: Paromita Goswami
Genre: Middle School, Teen and YA
Publisher: Ficus India

Book Description:
Childhood is considered to be the best time of one’s life. What if you get a chance to live it once more with a five-year-old?

Misry, a naughty five-year-old girl, lives with her parents in a B.S.F border outpost near Indo-Bangladesh border. But with no schools and friends she feels very lonely. She tries to befriend some local village kids. But they find her incompetent in their rural antics. They nickname her Messy as most of the time she messes up their plan. Can Misry really be a part of the gang?

Set in the early eighties, join Misry in the adventures of her life.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Clan by Realm Lovejoy



 
Clan
Realm Lovejoy
Publication Date: November 12th, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Description:
Clans are Unity.

No variation. No deviation.

On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet.

Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans.

A secret that could destroy him.

*Now available on audio!*

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20165849-clan?ac=1&from_search=true

Cover Reveal - Soar (The Immortal Chronicles #3) by Sloane Murphy




Soar
(Immortal Chronicles #3)
Author: Sloane Murphy
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Release Day: 7th March #theimmortalchronicles

Indiesphere Feature: The Steps by Iveta Redliha

The Steps
Author: Iveta Redliha

Book Description:
Bradbury is a gorgeous property that stands amidst dark secrets. One fine day a young reckless woman Leonora, driven by desire for easy money that a rich couple would offer their surrogate mother, comes to live at the mansion, unsuspecting of the paths this seemingly carefree life and lust for money will bring to.
Meanwhile, Reyna’s steady life is turned upside down the moment her mother dies in suspicious circumstances and leaves her an unknown property and dark secrets from her turbulent past. Around that time handsome yet secretive Lucas comes into Reyna’s life. At the end the truth about the young man and the horrors of his past that haunt him, not allowing him to give in to his feelings, serves a final blow to Reyna.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16005449-building-from-ashes

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Travelers by K.L. Kranes

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The Travelers
Author:
K.L. Kranes
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 2nd, 2016
Publisher: Sanguaro Books

Book Description:
Dagny lives a dangerous life. Pursued by an unknown enemy, Dagny and her family are always on the run and must use magic to stay hidden and safe. When Dagny meets Marc, everything changes. For the first time, she can imagine a future that doesn't involve constantly changing her life. Despite the risk, Dagny vows to stop running. But as their enemies start closing in, Dagny wonders if she can ever really live a normal life and if she can actually trust Marc.

This fast-paced debut novel by K.L. Kranes merges fantasy and romance and takes the reader on an exciting magical adventure.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32331918-the-travelers

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Poison My Pretty by Amity Allen



Poison My Pretty
Author: Amity Allen
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Date of Publication: February 15, 2017
ASIN: B01MYNTAE8
Word Count: 50,000
Cover Artist: Rachel Olson at No Sweat Graphics

Book Description:
As soon as Poppy Parker turns 21, the star of a popular TV show about witch detectives discovers she has supernatural powers off the set as well as on. When the show is canceled, she returns home to figure out how to harness the magic brewing inside her.

Freaked out by these recent paranormal gifts, Poppy just wants to fit in, so when she’s asked to serve as a judge for the annual Bloomin’ Belles youth beauty competition she readily agrees.

But when the pageant’s snooty director drops dead and Poppy’s friend is arrested, the former TV sleuth sets out to uncover the real killer, only to find… the business of beauty can be deadly.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Ashes and the Sparks by Mary Victoria Johnson

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The Ashes and the Sparks
Author:
Mary Victoria Johnson
Genre: YA Alt-History Fantasy
Release Date: October 18th, 2016
Fire and Ice Young Adult Books

Book Description:

Welcome to the age of airships. It is a world powered by steam and innovation, ruled by an elusive empress at its heart.

Seventeen year-old Jorun is not part of this world. Hers is one of hidden tunnel networks and lights that dance across night skies, on that has remained separate from the rest of society for over a thousand years. This all changes when a boy appears from nowhere, raving about invaders from a faraway land. Purely by chance, Jorun soon finds herself in the middle of a struggle unlike anything she could have ever dreamed of, and must come to the realization that only she can stop an impending war.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32504393-the-ashes-and-the-sparks

Blog Tour Spotlight - Dragon's Quest by Cyci Cade

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Dragon´s Quest
Author:
Cyci Cade
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Book Description:
Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse.

Two princes from the Dragon´s Dynasty, Liu and Wei, are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives and they are able to return to their human form. However, the curse isn´t broken yet.

To break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they´ll have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors. They´ll have to face death too, and prove that they are honorable men to save Kate´s life.

They´ll be tested as never before. They´ll discover feelings they never imagined existed. They´ll have to fight like wild warriors.

A curse can be broken… but at what cost?

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Chameleon by Zoe Kalo



Chameleon
Author:
Zoe Kalo
Genre: YA Gothic/Multicultural
Date of Publication: February 15, 2017
Number of pages: 230
Word Count: 55,000
Cover Artist: Deranged Doctor Designs

Book Description:
An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret…

17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia.

When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out…

Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions?

Special release price of $.99, but will go up to $2.99 after February 21st

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Trailer Reveal - As You Lay Sleeping by Katlyn Duncan



As You Lay Sleeping
Author:
Katyn Duncan
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: February 22nd, 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital

Book Description:
I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32560192-as-you-lay-sleeping?from_search=true

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Blog Tour Promo - Birthright by Jessica Ruddick

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Birthright
Author: Jessica Ruddick
Genre: YA Supernatural
Release Date: March 20th, 2017

Book Description:
How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?

Ava Parks would have killed for an iPod for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn’t just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper’s agenda.

While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.


Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33916075-birthright?from_search=true

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Drifter by Christine Lennon



The Drifter
Author: Christine Lennon
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Book Description:
Megan Abbott meets M.O. Walsh in Christine Lennon's compelling debut novel about a group of friends on the cusp of graduating from college when their lives are irrevocably changed by a brutal act of violence.

Present Day…

For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past…tried to erase the painful memories…tried to keep out the terrifying nightmares. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget.

1990s, Gainesville, Florida…

Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, are having the time of their lives in college—binge watching Oprah, flirting for freebies from Taco Bell, and breaking hearts along the way. But without warning, their world is suddenly shattered when a series of horrific acts of violence ravage the campus, changing their lives forever.

Sweeping readers from the exclusive corners of sorority life in the South to the frontlines of the drug-fueled, slacker culture in Manhattan in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, when Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge her role in the death of a friend in order to mend a broken friendship and save her own life, The Drifter is an unforgettable story about the complexities of friendships and the secrets that can ultimately destroy us.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell


Fragile Chaos
Author: Amber R. Duell
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Release Date: July 11th, 2017
Publisher: Radiant Crown Publishing

Monday, 13 February 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Ascension by Hannah Rials

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Ascension
Author: Hannah Rials
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: August 2016
Publisher: Aletha Press

Book Description:
Life is supposed to be perfect after Cheyenne Lane’s Ascension ceremony, but it turns out awakening her vampire half only complicates things more. Burdened with a patronizing family and constant surveillance by the Vampire Council, Cheyenne welcomes a summer vacation to the magical city of New Orleans. But Cheyenne quickly realizes that she can’t escape her problems, no matter where she goes.

After seventeen years of fearing exposing her secret to humans, Cheyenne’s world is rocked when she starts to fall for a witch named Eli. When he shows Cheyenne how complex the world really is, she must accept that everything she thought she knew about being a Deuxsang is a lie.

As if all this isn’t problem enough, Cheyenne finds herself the pawn of a conspiracy hatched by those who should be protecting her. Her whole life Cheyenne is told what to believe and who to trust. Now, she’s forced to choose for herself who and what is right. No matter which choice she makes, it will cost her everything.

Steeped in the mystery, intrigue and rich history of New Orleans and the secretive world of the Deuxsang, teen vampire, Cheyenne, and her forbidden love, Eli, embark on a very different, and vastly more dangerous, journey as the net of betrayal tightens around them. This intense and fresh novel is enchanting, engrossing and impossible to put down right up to the cliffhanger ending. Remember, the end is not the end.

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Kindle US ¦ UK ¦ Paperback US ¦ UK ¦ iBooks ¦ Kobo ¦ B&N ¦ Google Play ¦ Indigo

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31306028-ascension?ac=1&from_search=true