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Friday, April 18, 2014

{Cover Reveal} THE HUSBAND MAKER by Karey White

Coming July 15th from USA Today Bestselling author Karey White
The Husband Maker by Karey White
The Husband Maker

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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Author Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.




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{Blog Tour} SUMMONED by Rainy Kaye -- with review and giveaway!

Book Title: Summoned
Author: Rainy Kaye
Cover Design: Kris Wagner https://www.facebook.com/digitalgunman
Model: Adam Jakubowski https://www.facebook.com/LadyJakubowsky
Photographer: Marcin Rychły https://www.facebook.com/karrdepl

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Find out more at http://www.summonedtheseries.com

 There is no other way to say this...Dimitri is freaking hilarious. He is snarky and has some fantastic one-liners that are gonna make you snort with laughter. Sure, he's evil, but he's also got that gooey center that peeks out once in a while, just enough to keep him likable. And really, you shouldn't like him. He's kinda reprehensible, but you do and you can't help it!

This was a really good paranormal fantasy. Gritty, dark, a touch disturbing, with a character (or two)that is kinda off her rocker (*waves at Syd*), mystery, suspense, insidiousness just begging to be read. The words that often get tossed around in reviews are world-building, character development, etc. And if you want to add the adjectives brilliant and well-developed to those, you'd be right on the money. I really liked this original idea of a genie who is bound to a family and can be inherited. That is the first time I've read something like that and it was truly captivating in that my mind started asking a bunch of what-if's!

The beginning of the book was a little bit of a rough start for me, but I quickly got into it. When you read this, if you feel the same way, I urge you to keep trying. Keep going. Just a little more! And...while there IS a sequel, I think you'll be happy with the ending of this book. Well done, Ms Kaye! 

Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark.com and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter (@rainyofthedark). She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

{COVER REVEAL} Chasing Prophecy by James Moser


Check out the new cover to Chasing Prophecy!

Chasing Prophecy by James Moser
Publication date: January 2nd 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult

Synopsis:
"Chasing Prophecy" is the story of Mo, a teen boy just trying to survive high school in the mountain town of Boulder Creek, Washington. Boulder Creek is an isolated and mysterious place, proud of its reputation as the "Bigfoot Sighting Capital of the World". Mo falls in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. "Chasing Prophecy" is a heartwarming contemporary coming of age story. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20431983-chasing-prophecy?ac=1

AUTHOR BIO
The author works with high school students because young adults inspire him. As such, he wanted to write about teenagers transforming themselves to overcome obstacles, which is what he watches them do every day. This book's mission is to entertain adults while inspiring teens. The result is "Chasing Prophecy," a story about love, loss, redemption, and monsters.

Boo Radley is the author's all-time favorite literary character, which is how the Seattle-area legend of Bigfoot entered "Chasing Prophecy".

The author lives in Seattle with his beautiful wife and lively eight year old son. When he's not reading and writing, or talking about reading and writing, he's watching too much television and snacking on frozen treats from Trader Joe's. Man, those things are good.


Author links:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7735290.James_Moser
https://twitter.com/moser_james
https://www.facebook.com/1chasingprophecy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Spotlight} ROBERT S GILL'S The Guardians Universe Volume 1

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Kwon Kiwambe rushes home after an earth-rumbling explosion comes from the ranch where he and his grandfather lives. When he gets there he finds half of the ranch replaced by a crater and his grandfather lying at the bottom with knives in him. Beside his grandfather’s body is a medallion with a strange design that Kwon has never seen before. So Kwon embarks on a journey through Africa to find Mt. Embor, hoping to find his grandfather’s old friend that he’s heard so much about and maybe find out who might want to take the life of a man who never even had a person speak negatively about him.

The first person he meets is Zembok, a twelve-year-old troll who, after Kwon continues his journey, witnesses his own grandfather’s death by the hands of a knife-wielding psycho wearing a weird outfit, who leaves behind a similar medallion and acknowledges Zembok’s vow for revenge. The young troll goes to find Mt. Embor so he can get his own answers.

Further in the journey, Kwon finds out that over twenty years ago, he and Zembok’s grandfathers were part of a heroic group of super fighters called the Guardians. Now, a half-human, half-demon named Kizm has sent the knife-wielding psycho to eliminate the remaining Guardians and help him forcibly create his own sovereign nation. But while Kwon is seeking closure, his destiny is opening wide.

 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/423065
 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JBOR5TU
 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...=2940045793537



I'm 28 years old. I was born and raised in North Carolina. Ever since I attended elementary school I had a strange attraction to writing. I think writing is the only way I can actually bring to life some of the weird characters and scenarios that like to play in my brain without actually looking like a lunatic.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Series Spotlight} Riga Hayworth series by Kirsten Weiss -- with giveaway!


{Book Review} The Faerie Guardian, Creepy Hollow Book One, by Rachel Morgan

The Faerie Guardian
by Rachel Morgan
Published Oct 2012
Editions: ebook
Length: approx 298 pages

Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, danger and romance in this YA fantasy from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan...

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

[This novel was originally published in four separate parts: Guardian, Labyrinth, Traitor and Masquerade. It includes bonus scenes at the end that were not published in the individual parts.

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I received this book through Xpresso Book Tours Review Opportunities program!

This book easily captured my attention and kept me glued to the pages as I read it. It is a nicely paced quick read with a lot of action, adventure, and romance. I liked the idea of faerie guardians and their training school and found the magic incredibly interesting, each guardian with similar powers, but different strengths.

With creatures you will be familiar with from other stories such as goblins and pixies and halflings and those that creep in the night, the take on those creatures and the regulation of them through the guardians is quite unique and interesting. The characters and plot are complex and well-constructed, with an old rivalry built upon the bonds of a very old friendship that just tugs at your heart strings. Action, love, betrayal, competition, bonds, trust, this was a fantastic story and one I enjoyed very much!

I am so, so, SO glad that I read this now...because books two and three are already available and something I need to add to my Kindle wishlist. This book ends on a cliffhanger! Gaaaaaaaah. :) But luckily books 2 and 3 are already available so I look forward to reading what develops next! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

{Blog Tour} Nick Englebrecht series by KH Koehler -- with review and giveaway!

{Featured Book of the Week} MY SOUL TO KEEP by Gracie Lea Silverwood



My Soul to Keep
a non-fiction memoir
Book synopsis/description:

Most little girls dream of tea parties and playing with dolls. Their biggest worry is making sure mommy or daddy chase the monsters out of their closets and out from under their bed. However what happens when your own mother is the monster, instead of the arms of love and safety? “My Soul to Keep” is the story of Gracie, a disabled little girl who, from day one, knew she was an unwanted child, just trying to survive and avoid her mother’s daily abuse. All the while, she struggled to hide her pain from the outside world.

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A Note from Gracie...
Thank you for allowing me to be on your site! It has taken me 32 years to get to this point in my life to be comfortable enough to share my story, it was very nerve-wracking to write because even though I love writing I have never written anything for the public before. I am a stay at home mom who is wheelchair bound because I was born with cerebral palsy. I am originally from Canada, but now I reside with my husband and children in a small town in Kentucky.

- Gracie
You can visit Gracie at her:  Website | Facebook | Goodreads

It was also that summer I discovered what a daddy of my own really was, even though he 
was technically my stepfather he never treated me as anything less than a biological daughter, and I was a daddy’s girl through and through. Along with a new dad I also gained another big brother whose name is Steve, and even though we only got to see Steve in the summers, he immediately accepted me as a little sister and not just a step sibling. It was Steve who took me on my first rollercoaster ride, when one weekend during a summer visit we went to Boblo Island Amusement Park near Windsor; it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. In my eyes, my daddy was my personal super hero, however, I also knew he was addicted to the same drugs as my mother. Unlike my mother, he was never mean or abusive to me and he tried to be a buffer when he could between me and my mother. She just learned to be more discreet about her insults and “punishments” when daddy was around, well in the beginning anyway.