Join Our Mailing List

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Winnowing by Jo Schaffer

The Winnowing
(Stanley & Hazel, #2)
Author: Jo Schaffer
Published by: Month9Books
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Genre: YA Historical

Book Description:
Darkness descends over St. Louis, a city already rocked by the Great Depression. More and more people are disappearing, and some have turned up dead.  A sinister secret society is putting forward their plan known as “The Winnowing,” designed to wipe out those they consider “undesirable.”

After Stanley and Hazel foil the diabolical plans of Charles Chouteau, they become instant celebrities. Hazel is thrust into the role of debutante, and risks loses herself in it. Meanwhile, Stanley must deal with the horrific tragedy of his best friend’s death while being threatened by the unseen forces of the Veiled Prophet.

With things spiraling out of control, Stanley and Hazel’s relationship is tested, possibly beyond repair. As bodies pile up, people become more desperate. The divide between wealthy and poor grows ever wider, threatening to tear their worlds apart. Now, the two must find a way to work together if there is any hope at all of saving their relationship and their futures.

Buy Links:

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Coming For You by Kristi Belcamino

Coming For You
Author: Kristi Belcamino
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Genre: Adult Suspense / Thriller

Book Description:
Sofia Kennedy has spent the last twenty-four years keeping her past a dark secret. To the rest of the world, she’s a gifted graphic designer, marvelous cook, and doting Minneapolis mother.

But then her daughter is murdered.

Sofia soon wonders whether her life of lies has caught up with her. The police are asking dangerous questions and going after the wrong man. It’s up to Sofia to hunt down her daughter’s killer before her elaborate deception is exposed and she loses whatever semblance of a life she has left.

Buy Links:

Friday, 22 February 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows by J.M. Bergen

Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows
Author: J.M. Bergen
Genre: MG Fantasy
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2019

Book Description:
Thomas thinks he's an ordinary twelve year old, but when a strange little man with gold-flecked eyes gives him an ancient text called The Book of Sorrows, the world he knows is turned upside down. Suddenly he’s faced with a secret family legacy, powers he can hardly begin to understand, and an enemy bent on destroying everything he holds dear. The more he reads and discovers, the deeper the danger to himself and the people he loves. As the race to the final showdown unfolds, Thomas must turn to trusted friends and uncertain allies as he seeks to prevent destruction at an epic scale.

Buy Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Freedom-Zion-Book-1-ebook/dp/B06XQ4ZS9D/?tag=cbc0d2-20


MY REVIEW

12-year-old Thomas Wildus is an ordinary kid with an ordinary life ... or so he thinks. When young Thomas happens upon a strange bookstore in his home town, he's handed an ancient book called The Book of Sorrows and given three rules to abide by. In exchange for borrowing the book, Thomas has to do some chores in the bookshop. Sounds easy enough. At least, that was what Thomas thought until life took a strange turn. Thomas has always believed in magic, a belief he has sustained ever since his dad disappeared seven years ago, but could magic have had anything to do with his dad's disappearance?

This was an enjoyable read with likeable characters and an interesting plot. Honestly, it took me a little while to get into it as it was a very slow start, taking more than half the book to really kick into action, but there were definitely elements about the book I thoroughly enjoyed. Thomas is a likeable character and easy to relate to. While there were a plethora of quirky characters introduced throughout, there wasn't much character depth surrounding these characters, which was a shame as I appreciated how different they were from one another.

The way the plot unfolded and the unravelling of information was somewhat cliche and predictable. My biggest issue was the way the information was supplied - at least for the first half of the book: telling rather than showing what was happening. The story didn't come alive as it should have. Despite that, I still found the story to be intriguing and charming enough to continue reading.

A good start to the series.

VERDICT


Award: Silver
Rating: 3 out of 5
Source: Author

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - In to Her by J.A. Huss

In to Her
Author: J.A. Huss
Publication Date: February 19th, 2019
Genre: Erotica / Romance

Book Description:
When AJ and Logan walked into Yvette Nightingale’s bar they didn’t expect to be there long. They certainly didn’t expect to be dancing with her, or having sex with her, or spending the night with her.

Because they were sent there to kill her.

Not fall for her.

Not feel sorry for her.

Not want to take care of her, or protect her, or be in to her.

But sometimes people enter your life for a reason. Sometimes they even enter at the very moment you need them most. And Yvette Nightingale needs AJ and Logan.

She needs them even more than they need her.

CAUTION: In To Her is 320 pages of dirty smut, fantasy scenes with erotic toys, MFM and MMF ménage, and an angst-y HEA that will leave you guessing until the very last page. (This is not a love triangle).


Buy Links:

Monday, 18 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional
Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Date: February 18th, 2019
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Nineteen-year-old Langley is crazy…like get out the straight jacket and prepare the padded room kind of crazy. She knows it, and the kicker is—she’s choosing to stay that way. She clings to the persistent and intrusive hallucination of her dead sister by choice. Sure, it might be nice to live life in the real world. But not if it means she has to let Sarah go.

Tupper’s life is charmed. He has loving adoptive parents, and several athletic college scholarships on the table. But his passion is for the arts, for the beauty of solid ink lines on paper. His illustrations are eerily similar to a keepsake from his birth mother, Anna: comic-book-style drawings scrawled across an old map…her version of a travel diary. At eighteen, Tupper sidesteps his planned future and starts his journey where Anna’s ended—following her map from Kansas City to Canada. His travels will put him on a collision course with Langley, and their bond is palpable from the start. But secrets will push between them—Sarah and Anna, two ghosts who could sink their icy fingers into the teens and tear them apart.

Perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless and John Green’s Paper Towns, TRAVEL DIARY OF THE DEAD & DELUSIONAL is a unique and robust novel that explores themes of mental-illness and self-discovery from three distinct perspectives. Lauren Nicolle Taylor is the award-winning and best-selling author of Nora and Kettle and the beloved Woodlands series, among others.

“A story of love and loss, adventure, and coming into one’s own, Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional is a thoughtful, poignant road trip adventure that delivers hope through its melancholy.” ~Hannah Williams, Foreword Reviews Magazine

Buy Links:

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Council of Nereth by T.J. Amberson




The Council of Nereth
Author: T.J. Amberson
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy / Historical

Book Description:
Six months have passed since the Council of Nereth was formed. The land is at peace. The people are thriving, secure in the knowledge that Raelin, the evil sorceress who once ruled over them, is no more.Like the other members of the Council of Nereth, Edlyn has returned home to live and work, waiting for the time when the council will meet again. Busy serving the people and restoring the manor of her childhood, Edlyn keeps her deepest wishes hidden away in her heart.On Edlyn’s eighteenth birthday, a messenger from the capitol arrives to her home and delivers devastating news: Maddock has gone missing, and the worst is feared. Edlyn rushes back to the capitol to join the other council members in a desperate search for Maddock. Soon, a ghostly attack confirms the terrifying truth that evil forces are upon Nereth once again. With time running short, Edlyn and her companions must find Maddock and save Nereth before it is too late.

Buy Links:

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Kaps by Christina Bauer


Kaps
(Angelbound Offspring, #4)
Author: Christina Bauer
Published by: Monster House Books

Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Meet Kaps: renegade, dragon shifter, and general pain in her parent’s backsides. Kaps turns away from the dragon world in order to become a rock star on Earth. Everything is going well—Kaps has fans, fun, and unconditional support from her best friend Rhodes—until one concert in the desert changes everything.

Kaps meets a rogue shifter named Zinnia; the encounter alters the rock star’s carefree life forever…

“I can NOT wait for the next installment of this series. These characters are some that you care about and want to know what goes on with in this magical world. Even the bad ones keep your attention. I’m going to go take a cold shower and see if I can calm down some.” – Flying Monkeys Reads

“From the first chapter I was hooked.” – Urban Fantasy Investigations

Plus, Don’t Miss These Series From Christina Bauer
– Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
– Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love
– Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens
– Angelbound, about a quasi (part human and part demon) girl who loves to kick butt in Purgatory’s Arena as outlined below…



Angelbound Origins

In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.

.5 Duty Bound – a prequel from Prince Lincoln
  1. Angelbound
1.5 Lincoln – the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln
  1. Scala
  2. Acca
  3. Thrax
  4. The Dark Lands
  5. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)
  6. Armageddon (already here, long story!)

Angelbound Offspring

The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between

  1. Maxon
  2. Portia
  3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)
  4. Kaps (Summer 2020)
  5. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Worlds

Inside stories about your fav characters

  1. Xavier (Spring 2020)
  2. Cissy (Spring 2021)
Buy Links:






About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

Be the first to know about new releases from Christina by signing up for her newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/CBupdates


Author Links:
Website ¦ Blog ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Instagram ¦ LinkedIn


***GIVEAWAY***

Cover Reveal Organised by:
XBTBanner1

Friday, 8 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Unexpected Demon by Layla Stone

Unexpected Demon
(Unexpected, #2)
Author: Layla Stone
Publication Date: January 31st, 2019
Genre: Adult Romance / Science Fiction

Book Description:
I never liked her kind before. Rank climbing bastards. Liars. Cowards.

The second I see her walk into the captain’s meeting, I want to dislike her but I can’t. I’m captivated by her smooth curves, long thick hair and her confidence. I want to taste her sweetness.

She’s got guts, smarts and I want her to come willingly to my bed. Except, she doesn’t respond to my charm. The female is nothing like I expect.

She’s also taken unnecessary risks.

My mission is on the line. I have people to save and a team to protect.

When I get my hands on her, she better be prepared for what a night in my bed entails… and she better promise never to leave the ship without me again.

Note to readers:  If you are looking for a Steamy Sci-Fi Romance with a strong and obsessive male with an equally strong and confident female, then this book is for you.

Buy Links:

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Hope for Garbage by Alex Tully

Hope for Garbage
Author: Alex Tully

Book Description:
Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty. No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year-old just can’t get a break. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland. His days are filled with garbage-picking and hanging out with his seventy year-old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend.

One early morning while scanning the streets in a wealthy suburb, he meets Bea, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own. She’s smart, cute, and a glimmer of light in his dark world.

But in the midst of their budding romance, Bea’s beautiful mother enters the picture with an agenda of her own. She sets off a chain of events so shocking and destructive, Trevor's crazy life soon becomes more than he can handle. While he is desperate to save his relationship with Bea, he learns that nothing in his world can be saved unless he first saves himself.

Hope for Garbage is a story about resilience—about overcoming adversity under the most extraordinary circumstances—about never, ever, giving up hope.

Because sooner or later, everybody gets a break.

Buy Links:



MY REVIEW

Trevor hasn't had the greatest start in life, his only comfort being his 70-year-old neighbour, Mr T, who also happens to be his best friend, and the box (his garage where he restores people's trash). Trevor is a kid with a passion, seeking solace from his tumultous life. This book sounded like just the thing I needed to revitalise my passion for reading. Unfortunately, it wasn't the book for me.

I tried my hardest to love this book (giving it three attempts), but in the end, it just wasn't meant to be. I was so disappointed with the story that I gave up and refused to finish it. Honestly, the only characters I liked were Trevor and Mr T. This story should have been told solely from Trevor's POV. It would have made more of an impact on me. I have to say, while the author touched on a lot of relevant topics, I thought the content was too intense for teenagers at times.

It started off with much intrigue but quickly sizzled out and lost my interest. This is the end of the road for me with this series.

VERDICT


Award: Bronze
Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars
Source: Amazon

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - 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.

Buy Links:

Monday, 4 February 2019

Cover Reveal - Midnight Fire Series by Kaitlyn Davis


The Midnight Fire Series from Kaitlyn Davis now has new covers! Check them out below!


Midnight Fire Series
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
**Over 250,000 Copies of the Midnight Fire Series Sold!**

**Over 5000 5-Star Reviews on Goodreads!**

"The writing is effortlessly mind blowing." - Happy Tales and Tails Blog

"Read the books. Do it." - Urban Girl Reader

"I was riveted throughout." - Obsession With Books

Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn't know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she's dating one.

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they're keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan's lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.


From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The first book, Ignite, is FREE wherever ebooks are sold! Download your copy and start the series today!

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK ¦ iBooks ¦ Kobo ¦ B&N ¦ Google Play ¦ Smashwords

The Midnight Fire series  (click on images for Goodreads links):

   
 

EXCERPT

Ignite (Midnight Fire Book 1)

Tristan finished reading his lines. "Hey, Juliet, it's your turn." He smirked. 

"Oh, right." Kira looked down at her book. "'O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo.'" She tried to copy his apathetic style of reading and was secretly overjoyed when he laughed at her. 

"I get it, I sounded like an idiot." She just continued giving him the same silent treatment he had given her. "Okay, here's the truth, Kira. We can't talk here, and we shouldn't even be talking now, or maybe ever."

"You told me that already." Kira stopped reading.

"Yet, you seem to have trouble understanding it. English is your first language, right?" he teased. She rolled her eyes at the joke. "Like I said before, we just can't ever be."

"I understand what you're saying, but I also know you don't mean it." She leaned closer to him to prevent from being overheard.

"I do," Tristan said, forcing the point. 

"Oh really?" she tried to push him now. "It didn't seem that way when you kissed me."

"Kira, forget that ever happened, okay?"

"Or what? You don't scare me."

"I should," he said and shot Kira a lethal look. 

In that moment, Tristan's eyes changed color to the lightest blue she could imagine, and they held her captive. Not in the romantic way, but as though she were a prisoner held paralyzed. His gaze was ice cold, making her shiver as though she had been dropped in an arctic pool, and slowly his pupils began to expand, overtaking his irises. 

Fear tightened Kira's throat. She was scared, but more than that, she felt like he knew it and didn't care. Try as she might, she couldn't look away--she was completely stuck. Slowly, a feeling of warmth spread to her hands, burning hot, a sense of power that fought the dread tightening her stomach in knots.

Whipping her gaze to the floor, Kira breathed heavily as she finally broke Tristan's stare. Her fingertips still tingled with the heat that had coursed through her, allowing her to break his gaze. She leaned back against her chair, away from him, and touched her fingers to her cheek. 

They burned into her skin.

"What the heck was that?" she asked unsteadily, still not looking up. The heat emanating from her hand absorbed all of Kira's thoughts. 

"Me," Tristan said with the venom gone from his voice. She looked at him again, catching the unbearably sad expression in his eyes before he looked away. 

Or me? she thought, feeling the warmth finally ebb.



About the Author
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at:KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

To stay up-to-date with all of Kaitlyn's new releases, sign up for her new release newsletter here: TinyLetter.com/KaitlynDavisBooks

Author Links:
      

Friday, 1 February 2019

Cover Reveal - Book of the Dead by Nadine Nightingale


Book of the Dead
(Gods of Egypt, #2)
Author: Nadine Nightingale
Publication Date: February 7th, 2019
Genre: YA Paranormal

Book Description:
Nisha

They called me Angel of Death, but I am something else. Someone else. That is, if you believe the Egyptian desert god, Seth, who haunted my dreams since I can think. Sounds crazy, huh?

I, too, thought I was insane.

Broken beyond repair.

But—

When Seth’s followers—the Black Flags—invaded our annual Halloween ball and slaughtered half the town, my nightmares became reality. Those crazy bastards think I’m the reincarnation of Nebt-Het, the Egyptian goddess of protection, that I can help Seth get his immortality back. It’s why they pushed my cousin, Izzy, through a portal to the Underworld, knowing I had no choice but to follow her.

Now, I’m trapped in this godforsaken place, forced to conquer all twelve caverns, with Seth by my side.

Blaze

I was born into a Traveler clan. Grew up with tales of warriors and magic. I thought it was all bullshit. Fairytales. Until—

Nisha Blake, the girl of my dreams, caused an earth quake.

And an Egyptian God sent his crazy disciples to kill half the town.

I failed to protect Nisha. Couldn’t stop her from going after her cousin, from walking right into hell. Now, she’s in Seth’s world, bound to do what he wishes.

Our only chance, to get the girls back, is to find The Book of the Dead—some long lost magic tome, no one has seen or heard of in ages.

Wish us luck.

We’ll need it.

Pre-Order Links:




About the Author
Nadine aka Dini is a traveler at heart. She considers the world her home and practically lives out of her suitcases. When she's not glaring at a blank page or abusing her poor keyboard, she spends her time reading, watching movies (preferably horror), pretends to work out, and hangs out with friends and family. Poor girl also suffers from a serious Marvel superhero addiction. So, if you run into her at night, wearing black, know she's secretly dreaming of being the infamous Black Widow.

Her love for writing started in the sixth grade where she annoyed her classmates with a short story featuring Sailor Moon characters, a cemetery, and creepy ghosts. Yes, she's always been addicted to the dark side. Nadine writes paranormal romance. Her debut novel "Karma" the first book in her paranormal romance series Drag.Me.To.Hell. is published by the Wild Rose Press.

Author Links:


Cover Reveal Organised by:
XBTBanner1