Friday 31 July 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Sephra’s Tear by Robyn Bachar

The Sephra’s Tear
Just One Spell
Book One
Robyn Bachar
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Robyn Bachar
Date of Publication: 06/01/15
ISBN: Ebook 978-0-9963490-1-7
ISBN: Print 978-0-9963490-0-0
Number of pages: 318
Word Count: 63,770
Cover Artist: Amygdala Design

Book Description:
Just one spell will change their fates…

Cordelia is a pawn of House Dorchada—a notorious noble family comprised of thieves, assassins and dark wizards. Desperate to avoid their poisonous politics, Cordelia plotted her escape for years, but her carefully laid plans are jeopardized when her father commands her to marry an aged lord of Frostever.

With only a few short months left before her wedding, Cordelia’s salvation hinges on creating a Sephra’s Tear—a forbidden amulet that causes overwhelming lust in its victim. A black market buyer promises a life-changing amount of coin as payment for the Tear, but being caught creating it carries a death sentence.

Two wizards are needed to produce the passion to fuel the erotic spell, so Cordelia recruits the aid of peasant wizard Nathaniel Ravenwood. Nathaniel has long denied his desire for the beautiful Cordelia. As a noblewoman and a Dorchada she is as dangerous to Nathaniel as a viper, but the fortune she offers is a temptation he can't refuse.

Dealing in dark magic comes with a price, and Cordelia and Nathaniel risk losing their freedom—and their hearts. Their fates depend on the one spell that will free them, or destroy them.

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Blog Tour Excerpt - Purified by Elizabeth S. Sullivan

Author: Elizabeth S. Sullivan
Genre: Thriller / Noir
Date Published: November 27, 2014

Book Description:
When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra.

Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her.

PURIFIED is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them.

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Guarded by Carmen Fox

The Silverton Chronicles
Book 1
Carmen Fox
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance/Suspense
Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing
Date of Publication: July 31, 2015
ePub: 978-0-9931992-0-2
Paperback: 978-0-9931992-1-9
Hardcover: 978-0-9931992-2-6
Number of pages: 276 print pages
Word Count: 104k
Cover Artist: Ana Grigoriu

Book Description:
When everyone's existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn't come easy

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he's a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

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Cover Reveal Book Blast & Giveaway - Triangulating Bliss by Janelle Jalbert

Triangulating Bliss
Author: Janelle Jalbert
Genre: Women's - Paranormal - Visionary - Magical Realism

Bookvie: A Walk in the Woods - out September 2, 2015 (USA)

Who's in it:
Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenburgen

Book Of The Month: The Unheavenly Angel {Wattpad}

And the July Book Of The Month Award goes to:

The Unheavenly Angel
Author: K. May
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Book Description (from Wattpad):
Leah Emerson has juggled school life and demon fighting since she was first attacked by the hellish beasts three years ago.  Equipped with throwing knives, angel seals, and blessings, Leah thinks she is more than capable of sending any paranormal creature back to where it came from.
    That is until a rogue angel nearly kills her, and Isaiah—an attractive but unbearably arrogant fallen angel fresh from the depths of Hell—saves her life. With Heaven struggling to deal with an increasing human population and revolts against the system, Leah is left to die at the hands of the rouge. 
    But Leah will not go down that easily.
    With only Isaiah to help her, Leah must search Heaven and Earth for the murderous angel's identity before he can succeed in his mission.

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Thursday 30 July 2015

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Second Chronicles of Illumination by Carol Pack

Second Chronicles of Illumination
Author: C.A. Pack
Publisher: Antiqua Press
Pages: 480
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Kindle/Hardcover

Book Description:
When an alien invasion threatens the existence of all the knowledge in the universe, eighteen-year-old Johanna Charette and seventeen-year-old Jackson Roth must rely on their wits, guts, and pluck to save the fantasy-come-to-life world of the Library of Illumination. It wouldn t be so bad if Johanna and Jackson weren t the ones responsible for breaching the portals to a dozen distant worlds. Now, outside forces are causing shock waves in the space-time continuum, and if that isn t awful enough, someone from another dimension is trying to steal a book of powerful spells created by a very famous wizard. At first, traveling to other realms in a time machine seems like a fun perk. However, discovering some inhabitants want to obliterate the teens doesn’t leave them with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Instead, they find themselves forced to sacrifice their own welfare and the safety of their loved ones for the greater good.

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Cover Reveal - Dangerous Games by D'Ann Burrow

Dangerous Games
(Secrets and Lies, #2)
Author: D’Ann Burrow
Publication Date: September 28th, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Book Blitz - Sun-Kissed Summer by Marta Brown

Sun-Kissed Summer
Author: Marta Brown
Publication Date: July 7th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Book Description:
Summer can change everything.

For shy, bookish Katie Quinn, it just might after an accidental mix-up at the airport on the way to visit her grandparents for the summer leaves her stuck with the wrong suitcase. One full of short shorts, high heels, and absolutely nothing she would normally dare to wear. Until she realizes her newfound look has garnered the attention of Key West’s biggest hottie, Brad-freaking-Garrison, and might just give her the one thing she’s always dreamed of—an epic summer romance.

A romance her summertime best friend only wishes he could give her. But for Oliver, getting Katie to see him as more than just some dumb jock isn’t going to be easy after he agrees to compete against Brad in a kite-surfing competition. And if Brad has any say in it, the prize is Katie herself.

With more than just a contest on the line and a friendship at stake, will this be the summer Katie finds her footing, even if it is in someone else’s shoes?  Will Oliver finally get the courage to tell Katie how he really feels and get out of the friend-zone for good? Or, like a kite in a hurricane, will everything they’ve ever hoped for be lost in the storm?

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Release Day Event & Giveaway - by Kathye Quick

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Welcome to the release event for by Kathye Quick! is a contemporary romance novel that released July 29th from the Wild Rose Press and is now available for purchase.
Author Name: Kathye Quick
Series: Book 1 – Bachelors Three Series
Original / Regular Price: $4.99 Kindle

Book Description:
Jack Reeves has loved Kinley Adams since the day he rescued her computer from a fatal blue screen. In the two years since, the computer programmer has fantasized about a life with her.  Kinley, an Engineering Assistant, has come to think of Jack as more than just a friend. One night, just when each had finally decided to reveal their feelings are deeper than friendship, a terrible automobile accident puts their confessions on hold.

Doctors have no choice but to rebuild Jack's face, and the result changes everything. Can Jack and Kinley overcome his transformation from geek to chic, a secret double life, and a horde of willing women who have discovered the new Jack Reeves? Will the frog ever become the prince and ride off with his princess to live happily ever after?

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Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - The Day of the Wave by Becky Wicks

The Day of the Wave
Author: Becky Wicks

Book Description:
Torn apart by the tragedy. Thrown back together ten years later by destiny... Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami ripped through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead.

Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.

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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt - Into the Mist by Judith Ingram

Into the Mist
Moonseed Trilogy
Book 3
Judith Ingram
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: July 30, 2015
Word Count: 91,500
Cover Artist: Elaina Lee/ For the Muse Designs

Book Description:
For the past six months, time-traveler Victoria Ashton has been living life as Katherine Kamarov on a ranch in rural California, circa 1890. A contrast to Katherine’s brash personality, shy and gentle Victoria has won the hearts of Katherine’s family and particularly her cousin Michael. Despite her deepening love for Michael, she has rejected his offer of marriage and sent him away, knowing that she must return to her own time on the night of the new spring moon.

In this third and final book of the series, sinister forces threaten Victoria’s new family, her property, and even her life, testing her for courage and ingenuity. A confident new self emerges, and when Michael unexpectedly walks back into her life, she questions whether she must remain a victim of fate or can find a way to determine her own future.

Meanwhile, Katherine has been living a parallel year of exchange in Victoria’s modern-day life, married to the handsome but remote Ryan Ashton. Hardened by her past, Katherine nevertheless falls for Ryan and, like Victoria, begins to search for a way to defy fate and keep the life she has come to cherish.

As the night of the new spring moon approaches, both women must search their hearts to discover how to hold onto what matters most, even if they should be forced back through the barrier of time.

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Blog Tour Spotlight - The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

The Color of Our Sky
Author: Amita Trasi
Publisher: Bloomhill Books
Pages: 304
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Book Description:
A sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993.

India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old girl from the lower caste Yellamma cult of temple prostitutes has come of age to fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute. In an attempt to escape this legacy that binds her, Mukta is transported to a foster family in Bombay. There she discovers a friend in the high spirited eight-year-old Tara, the tomboyish daughter of the family, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to a different world—ice cream and sweets, poems and stories, and a friendship the likes of which she has never experienced before. In 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara’s room.

Eleven years later, Tara who blames herself for what happened, embarks on an emotional journey to search for the kidnapped Mukta only to uncover long buried secrets in her own family.

Moving from a remote village in India to the bustling metropolis of Bombay, to Los Angeles and back again, amidst the brutal world of human trafficking, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship—a story of love, betrayal, and redemption—which ultimately withstands the true test of time.

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Blog Tour Excerpt - Two Outta Three by S. Briones Lim

Two Outta Three
Author: S. Briones Lim
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 2, 2015

Book Description:
Jesse Tyler is the perfect mix of sweet prince and bad boy…

He is also my best friend—and I’m hopelessly in love with him.

Unfortunately he didn’t feel the same way about me, and to make matters worse, he moved away in the middle of our senior year, completely cutting me off.

Now after a few years (and did I mention a new guy?) I am hit with the biggest bombshell of all—Jesse is moving back to town!

I know I should be happy, but I can’t help but feel a bit nervous about our reunion, especially since I never once stopped loving him.

Will things be weird between us?

Will we struggle to reconnect?

But even more importantly…

Will he finally feel the same way about me?

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Cover Reveal - The Island by Clarissa Johal

The Island
Author: Clarissa Johal

Book Description:
“Exploring a remote island can sometimes get you into trouble.

Especially when you stumble upon a cave and awaken two demons.

Emma Keller’s estranged grandmother has been missing for seven years. Emma journeys to her grandmother’s private island with the task of readying it for sale. Local rumors say it’s cursed, but she dismisses them as superstition. While there, she unearths a hidden cave, and is visited by two men soon after. Itu is well-spoken, though he hides his face in shadow. The other is more of a worry; with skin of alabaster, Thim’s feral presence sets her on edge. Emma discovers the island has a dark past. The two men aren’t human, but awakened demons…and they have their sights set on her.”

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Blurb Blitz Tour & Giveaway - Fallback: The Dead Survive, Book 2 by Lori Whitwam

Fallback: The Dead Survive
Book 2
Author: Lori Whitwam
Genre: Horror

Book Description:
After being rescued from a brutal band of marauders, Ellen Hale rebuilt her life in the fortified neighborhood that became her home. A heartbreaking decision and devastating loss pushed her to become a fierce fighter, because weakness only got you and those you loved killed.

Now her community is facing a deadly threat, and Ellen has another choice to make.

Ellen volunteers as a member of fallback team three, tasked with establishing a temporary refuge for their citizens in the event their community is overrun by the enemy. As the danger intensifies, she and her adopted sister, Melissa, set off with the rest of their team on the road trip from hell.

Their mission is cloaked in secrecy, but suspicions of a traitor arise.

Something is affecting the zombies’ migration patterns, and when blacksmith Tyler Garrett is discovered trapped in a farmhouse, the team refuses to trust him. But Ellen believes his story, and it’s not just because of his rugged, blond good looks and soft-spoken manner—his skills can greatly benefit their team.

As the team struggles to reach the fallback, previously secure locations are overrun, and their chances of success seem remote. With the likelihood of a traitor nearly certain, and the lives of everyone she loves at risk, Ellen must figure out who to trust before the traitor—or the zombies—destroy them all.

Is there a spy among the fallback team,or is there another threat lurking in the Kentucky hills?

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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Cover Reveal - Ink by Glenn Benest & Dale Pitman

Author: Glenn Benest & Dale Pitman
Genre: Horror
Publication Date: July 2015
Publisher: The Larry Czerwonka Company LLC

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Hunter by Renee Donne

Author: Renee Donne
Release Date: 11/14/14
Publisher: Anaiah Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Moving across the country isn’t Hunter’s ideal start to her Junior year of high school. She has no friends to hang out with, no beaches to lounge on, and she’s living just a few miles from the secluded hiking trail where her father died when she was a baby.

Living in Wyoming isn’t all bad, though, thanks to Logan, the handsome veterinary assistant at the animal clinic where she lands an after school job. And he seems just as interested in her as she is in him.

As Hunter begins to settle into her new home, she learns more about the circumstances surrounding her father’s tragic death, and it may not have been the accident everyone believes. Something dangerous lurks in the woods, and Hunter might be the next victim.

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Cover Reveal - Outside, Inside by Cindy Helms

Outside, Inside
Author: Cindy Helms
Children's Book (4-8)
Date Published: August 25, 2015

Blurb Blitz Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Dare to Trust by J.L. Bowen

Dare to Trust
Author: J.L. Bowen
Genre: YA Paranormal

Book Description:
Thirteen-year-old Armond Costa heals in three days, no matter what abuse his uncle and aunt inflict upon him. On his fourteenth birthday, he sprouts wings and discovers his aunt and uncle had lied to him. He's the lost Golden Demon's Healer. His father, King of the Golden Demons, insists he return with him and save his people from being persecuted by their mortal enemies, the Dark Demons. Now, Armond must choose between the Ellis brothers and seventeen-year-old Rusty Owens -- the only family he's ever known -- or condemn the Golden Demons to extinction.

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Monday 27 July 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight - Fires of Man by Dan Levinson

Fires of Man
Author: Dan Levinson
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Pages: 392
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Book Description:
Supposedly, the war between Calchis and Orion ended decades ago. But upon reporting to an isolated Orion army base for basic training, Private Stockton Finn learns the war still rages, only the weapons have changed—most disturbingly of all, Finn has been selected to become one of those weapons.

Across the border, young Calchan farm boy Aaron Waverly learns all too well just how determined his country is to win the war when he is abducted from his family's property by a sinister government operative known only as Agent. Trapped in dreary new surroundings, learning deadly skills he's never before imagined, Aaron struggles to reconcile his ephemeral faith with his harsh new reality.

As the two nations hurtle toward a resurgence of open hostilities, Finn and Aaron—along with their powerful new mentors—prepare themselves for the inevitable clash. Meanwhile, Calchan archaeologist Dr. Faith Santia unearths a surprising find in the frozen tundra far to the north, which hints that the brewing conflict may only be the first of their worries...

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Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Fever by Tonya Plank

Author: Tonya Plank
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 10, 2015

Book Description:
Rory’s once promising ballet career was destroyed by family tragedy and illness. She turned her life around and became a lawyer. Now at the start of her legal career, she lacks passion in her work and self-confidence in her abilities. But when she meets gorgeous, mysterious Russian ballroom dancer, Sasha, at a firm holiday party, her passions for life and dance are immediately re-kindled.

Since being torn from his Siberian family as a child, Sasha’s life ambition has been to be world ballroom champion, a path he was destined for until his former partner pulled the plug on their partnership. She went on to win the world title, leaving him, without a partner equal in ability, forever in second place. The instant he lays eyes on Rory, he recognizes the depth of her passion and talent, and falls hard for her in more ways than one.

But she also reminds him of great pain from his past. He must not only overcome his own demons but convince her to leave her demanding law career, and all that she has worked for in her adult life, to train with him full-time in order for their partnership – both on and off the dance floor – to work.

This is part one in a continuing three-book series.

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