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Monday, July 21, 2014

{Blog Tour} KEEPER by Ingrid Seymour -- with review, excerpt, and giveaway!


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

{HAPPY RELEASE DAY} Come Back by J.A. Huss -- with excerpts, giveaway, and review!

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COME BACK - Release Blitz
Dirty, Dark, & Deadly #2
By JA Huss
Erotic Suspense

IT WENT LIVE EARLY! WHEEEEEEEEEEE!

Warning: After the jump is the book description and TWO excerpts: one PG13 and one very adult. PG 13 is first, so if you don't want the sexy, just skim down to the GIVEAWAY! 

{SPOTLIGHT} WINTER ANGEL by Mia Hoddell is FREE July 19th and 20th ONLY -- excerpt!



Winter Angel

by Mia Hoddell


Genre: YA Romance

Release date: 25th June 2014

Length: Novella


Blurb:

She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.



Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can't turn it down. What she couldn't have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.


When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He's struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn't been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy's persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.


However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he's torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn't go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Winter Angel is a standalone, young adult romance novella, but is the second book in the Seasons of Change series.


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first, bestselling, standalone novella in the Seasons of Change series for
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Excerpt

White. Gazing out of the small, circular window, it was the only colour he could see surrounding him. The bursts of light—which had broken through the heavy, grey clouds—were reflected back as the ground grew closer with each passing second. Not too long ago he had been blissfully unaware of the location his sister was dragging him to for a holiday. A bubble of excitement had surrounded him throughout the early morning as he got up, and stayed with him through travelling to the airport and catching the flight. However, it had burst as soon as the icy tips of the mountains appeared and the plane began its descent. Until that moment, he had hoped his guesses had been wrong.
His sister had carefully planned the trip, making sure to hide all clues as to where they were heading, and as she glanced across at him, it seemed as if she had been successful. Luke’s
knuckles were white on the arm rests. He had claimed both of them, gripping them so hard they looked like they would snap under the force, or at least be moulded to the shape of his hands when he removed them.
Ellie watched as he took in a shaky breath, but she heard no exhale.
“Luke?”
The silence that filled the space around them was icier than the Alps they had just flown over. Her brother’s gaze remained fixed on the window, watching as the ground, and his fate, drew
ever closer. Deep, ragged breaths steamed up the window, which was almost touching his nose. Desperately, he tried to control the tremors shaking his body, and his pounding heart, from the fear that washed over him in waves.
“Luke, please, say something.” Worry had crept into Ellie’s tone. She had thought her idea would do him good, that forcing him to face everything would turn him back into his old self.
Ellie missed the brother she had grown up with and wanted him back. However, seeing his eyes wide with fear, his jaw clenched in anger, and his arms tense with both, suddenly she wasn’t so sure about her plan.
“You promised, Ellie. You swore you wouldn’t pressure me, and I trusted you with that. You know how I feel about this.” His voice was sharp and curt as he spoke through clenched teeth,
trying to keep a hold on his emotions.
The urge to flee surged within him. He wanted to go home, to get off the plane and board the next flight straight back to England, but he couldn’t. Not only was the plane still minutes from landing—trapping him in the confines of economy class, which felt even smaller as realisation forced him to understand Ellie’s plans—but he also refused to waste more money on the pointless trip Ellie had conned him into taking. If he was going to use the money he had earned from before everything
changed, it would be on his own terms.
“You’ll enjoy it when you’re there,” Ellie stated, brushing off his comments like they meant nothing to her.
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have to live with, or through, what I have.” Luke was trying hard to control his voice. Had they been in private, he would have already been shouting. The cramped environment meant that Ellie was getting off lightly, but he swore that when they reached their chalet, he would not hold back. She had no right to interfere with his life.
“Never tell me I didn’t live through it, Luke. I was there when it happened, in the hospital, and when you got home. I was there through it all. It may not have been me, but it wasn’t like it had no effect on my life,” Ellie hissed. It was the only way she could convey her anger without disturbing other passengers.
“Why though, Ellie? Why is this such a big deal to you?” Luke’s eyes were full of sorrow as he turned to face his sister for the first time, begging to understand her reasoning for putting him through something she knew would hurt him.

About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Elemental Killers is her second series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

{Cover Reveal} SOULLESS by Crystal Collier

Have you met the Soulless and Passionate? In the world of 1770 where supernatural beings mix with humanity, Alexia is playing a deadly game.


SOULLESS, Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and
lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her
people have—she's forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.


What people are saying about this series:
"With a completely unique plot that keeps you guessing and interested, it brings you close to the characters, sympathizing with them and understanding their trials and tribulations." --SC, Amazon reviewer


"It's clean, classy and supernaturally packed with suspense, longing, intrigue and magic." --Jill Jennings, TX

"SWOON." --Sherlyn, Mermaid with a Book Reviewer

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend†(a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.



COMING October 13, 2014





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Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Book Review} FLEDGE, Book 2 of the Junco series, by JA Huss


Book Title: Fledge, I am Just Junco, Book 2
Author: JA Huss
Publisher: indie
Publishing Date: October 1, 2012
Length: 338 pages
Source: Purchased

When given the choice to kill or die,
It’s a no-fucking-brainer.
When given the choice to obey or not,
Things get gray.
But given the choice,
To kill or save the one who saved you?
Now you’ve got my attention.
And killers don’t work well
With a conscious around to fuck things up.
So, you know…
Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
Because I’m still fucking Junco.
And I’m still at war with everyone.

Well-trained soldier or genetically engineered monster?

Junco Coot can’t even remember her trip off Earth; she was too busy being morphed into her new avian body. But reality hits her hard when she wakes up to find her new life is not what she expected. Not even close.

Tier is on trial for treason, the avian president wants her dead, her new military team is hostile, her body is being taken over by an illicit AI, and her only friend is a ten-year old throwaway boy.

In most places the avian Fledge ritual would be nothing more than mass murder, but here in the capital city of Amelia, it’s called growing up. Junco has two choices: fight to the death to prove her worth, or get sent back to Earth in the hands of her enemies.

In a foreign culture and surrounded by people she can’t trust or count on, Junco must find a way to save herself and Tier without losing her immortal soul in the process

Jaysus Effing Heck. Yeah, this is nice because I need to post this review on amazon and they frown on the words that flew out of my mouth while reading this installment in the Just Junco series. Strings of profanities that Junco herself would admire just were in a constant stream at the turmoil, the action, the everything.

This story is COMPLICATED. It gets more complicated as you learn more and more. There are so many lies and half-told truths, buried secrets, emotional badgering, and things that Junco learns about herself that you will be reeling as much as Junco is as she enters the General Fledge. It's kill or be killed in this culling tournament that decides who gets to be an Aves warrior and who does not. Junco, fresh from her morph and with no training behind her new wings, gets to testify at Tier's trial, be thrown into the General Fledge, and learn on the go.

It's a darn good thing this girl knows how to adapt.

That's what she excels at. She's not only a trained assassin and warrior, but she has the skills to adapt in every situation, shut down what she needs to shut down, and move forward. The action is incredibly well described that you nearly feel that you ARE Junco, flipping, grappling, and slicing necks wide open. You can feel her stomping down on her emotions, her glee in learning to fly, her sorrow, and her going into soldier mode. It's exactly what I hope for when I'm reading: a book that whisks me away into an alternate reality, where I'm shutting out my own world, and am lost in the one unfolding before my eyes.

Gritty? Dark? Jaysus. No. It's not just gritty and dark. It's visceral. It's breathtaking. Kindle-bruising. And addictive. I'm eager to read book 3 and hope you join me on this journey if you haven't already. Feel free to comment here or hit me up on goodreads if you need to discuss. I love Junco, I am beginning to love the 039, I'm frustrated with the 039, I'm frustrated with Junco, and the ending to this book? HOLY CRAP, JA HUSS. What are you doing to us?!


Book 1, Clutch: http://bit.ly/ClutchHuss
Book 2, Fledge: http://bit.ly/FledgeHuss
Book 3, Flight: http://bit.ly/FlightHuss
Book 4, Range : http://bit.ly/RangeHuss
Book 4.5, The MagPie Bridge: http://bit.ly/MagpieBridgeHuss
Book 5, Return: http://bit.ly/ReturnHuss

Omnibus, Books 1, 2, 3: http://bit.ly/JuncoOmnibus