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Monday, December 15, 2014

{Book Tour} UNLEASHED The Complete Collection by JE & M Keep -- with giveaway!


Unleashed by J.E & M. Keep
Publication date: December 13th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:
Kanika has just barely entered adulthood when her world is thrown upside down. Her school is magically cut off from the rest of society, and she’s risking expulsion.

She entangles herself in an immoral and erotic sexual awakening with the half-demon administrator in exchange for her continued education, but her life will never be the same.

Devastated by the fact that she callously threw away her virginity to a powerful man she’s just met, she’s easily seduced by her charismatic and tender linguistics professor, Cyril Thackeray.

When she learns that she can’t judge a person by their appearance, and is left uncertain as to whom is lying to her, she spirals deeper into depravity and promiscuity, embarking upon a dangerous exploration of her new sexual desires.

A paranormal fantasy novel for new adults, Unleashed is a powerful and unflinching novel that will leave your morality in tatters

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23294956-unleashed

Purchase:
Book 1 | Amazon | Goodreads
Book 2 | Amazon | Goodreads
Book 3 | Amazon | Goodreads
Collection | Amazon | Goodreads

AUTHOR BIO
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J.E. & M. Keep love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating novels.

They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this, they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another, from elicit trysts to forbidden love.

Some of their work contains dubious consent and erotic pain, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Their stories are often called twisted and arousing -- at the same time.

All work is 18+, trigger warnings available on the second page of every book. If you want to hear about new releases, sign up for the newsletter!

Website: http://www.jmkeep.com
Newsletter: http://www.jmkeep.com/newsletter
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jmkeep
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmkeep | http://twitter.com/jekeep
 Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book for the tour and my promise to review it honestly. The following is my honest review.

Uh, holy hotness. This collection needed to come with a warning: Do not read at work: contains super hot scenes that will make you pant!

Kanika was annoying to me at first; bright student apparently, but not quite smart, eh? Sage takes a while to warm up to, but mmm worth it.

Sexy, erotic, and quite wonderful escapism, I would recommend Unleashed to any paranormal, erotic, romance lover! 



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{Blog Tour} NERO'S FIDDLE by A.W. Exley -- with review and giveaway

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Welcome to my tour stop for Nero's Fiddle by A.W.Exley.
This is the third book in the Artifact Hunters series.
This is a New Adult Mystery Steampunk series with a good dose of adventure and romance.  The tour runs Dec. 15-19. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

COYER 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge #2015HW

Because Reading is better than real life


Hey Readers! So I'm sure you've noticed I've cut waaaaaaaaaaaay back on blogging lately. I'm sorry if you were getting used to reading a post a day, but I took a new job and between the commute and the job, I have no time to blog. I'm still reading, but my blogging commitments had to be cut way back! I am also one of the two bookworms over at Grammar Inspection Task Force and have been enjoying working with authors as we copy-edit their manuscripts! 

So look for more spotlights than review tours this year from me. Book Reviews will still be coming, just not as structured as they have been for the past two years. 

OH MY GOD I am coming up on my two year blogaversary! I need to plan a party, too!

My lovely blogging buddies Michelle and Berls are hosting a year-long COYER event! And I am participating in it! The COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) event hosted by Berls @FantasyisMoreFun and Michelle @BecauseReading ! I'm even going to be a mini-challenge host! 

I've decided that since I average about 200 books a year, I can definitely strive for Level 5. STRIVE FOR FIVE! And I just went through my +NetGalley Reading List, which I'm still woefully behind on, to come up with 48 books to read for this challenge. I'll try to remember to do a prettier post at the beginning of every month with covers and blurbs. But here's my official READING ASSIGNMENT





Join the fun! There should soon be a list about the upcoming challenges, prizes to be won, fun to be had, let's read! 

You can sign up here: http://www.becausereading.com/2015hw/ and here's a copy of the rules and guidelines!


2015 we’re going back to school but this time your in charge of the assigned reading list! Join Me and Berls @ Fantasy is more fun for the 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge!

The Rules

The 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge runs from January 1st – December 31st 2015. You may sign up anytime between now and July 1st

You may only participate for the months AFTER you sign up (so if you sign up in February, January doesn’t count)

Commit to reading 1, 2, 3, or 4 books a month and MAKE A LIST of the SPECIFIC books you will read in 2015. This is the point of the challenge: You’re committing to reading a set list of books and a certain number of them each month. It’s your chance to finally hold yourself accountable for those books you keep promising yourself you’ll read!

You may read any genre or any format (i.e., eBook, Audiobook, Paperback, Hardcover). But they must be published before January 1, 2015 and they must be at least 100 pages.

Pick a level and make your list. REMEMBER: You’re committing to not just those books, but that number of books a month. You CANNOT read them all in one month. You get a certain amount of Extra Credit and Passes, depending on your level (as listed & explained below)

At the end of each month, cross off the book(s) you read. We will have a link-up each month (hosted alternatively between me and Michelle- January will be Me, February Berls, March Me, etc.) for you to link your reviews. This can be simply a link to a quick update on Goodreads or a blog review. The link-up will be open 1st to the 7th of each month and we’ll randomly select a monthly winner of a $5 gift card to Amazon. Giveway will be open Internationally.

Tweet your progress to #2015HW and keep an eye out for random tweets from us.

There will be a grand prize drawing in January 2016. To be entered in the grand prize raffle, you must have completed your Reading Assignment as you indicated in your sign up post. The monthly giveaways will be based on that month alone, so even if you can’t complete the challenge for the year, you will have plenty of opportunities to win!

The Levels

Reading Level 1:
6 books
No Extra Credit, No Passes

Reading Level 2:
12 books (1 book/month)
1 Extra Credit, 1 Pass

Reading Level 3:
24 books (2 books/month)
2 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Reading Level 4:
36 books (3 books/month)
3 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Reading Level 5:
48 books (4 books/month)
4 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

Extra Credit:
Each level gets a set amount of extra credit that they may claim throughout the challenge. So if you’re having a good month and want to get ahead (and haven’t used up your extra credit) go ahead and read an extra book from your Assignment List. Once you’ve used up your Extra Credit, you have to stick to your scheduled number of books per month.

Passes:
Level 2 and up gets 1 Pass. This means you can skip a month without dropping out of the challenge. You’ll have to use your extra credit to make it up, but you still have a chance.
CLARIFICATION (edited 12/1/14): Extra Credit can ONLY be used for books on your list from January 1st – November 30th. The extra credit helps you recover from a month you may have used a pass on. However, if you do your assigned reading according to schedule, you will start December with unused extra credit. If you do you may add a book, for each remaining extra credit, to your assignment list, to be announced in your November post (which will be linked up from 12/1 to 12/7). If you choose to add books to your list, YOU MUST read them to complete the challenge. IF YOU FAIL TO READ THEM, YOU ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE. IF YOU DO READ THEM, YOU’LL GET AN EXTRA ENTRY FOR EACH EXTRA CREDIT YOU CASH IN. So its up to you play it safe or gamble for more changes to win and rise to the top of the class!


And that’s it! This is a bit stricter than a lot of year long challenges, but that’s because we want it to be a little harder and hopefully more satisfying when you rock it!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ROOK AND RONIN - complete series - by JA HUSS

SOUL ENSLAVED by Keri Lake

Gavin Has Arrived!

The third installment of Keri Lake’s edgy paranormal romance series is here! Check out the book then enter the Rafflecopter for some awesome prizes! You can also vote for your favorite dream cast in the Sons of Wrath Casting Contest (below) for MORE prizes!
As a special thank you to her readers, the author is releasing SOUL ENSLAVED for a very limited time at just 99 cents!
A percent of sales will be donated to two organizations that keep kids off the streets in Detroit .

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GRAB A COPY of Soul Enslaved and support a great cause.
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SOUL ENSLAVED (Sons of Wrath, #3)

By: Keri Lake
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-9848517-7-5

BLURB:

Imprisonment in Obsidius. Enslavement to a soul-sucking succubus. A reproductive cycle that’d send a sex fiend running into the arms of celibacy.
Given the choice, most demons would opt for death.
Gavin, eldest son of Wrath, has been sentenced to all three.
When the succubus decides its time to collect, though, he fears his nightmares have only just begun.
And Sabelle’s timing couldn’t be worse.
With a bad case of uncontrollable lust, thanks to his Savidon, the last thing Gavin wants is a vengeful succubus stoking his darkest desires, but debts must be paid—he just didn’t bank on enjoying his punishment so much.
Because the swinging bachelor may have found his perfect mate in the sexy seductress.
However, just as things seem to be looking up, past sins resurface, plunging the two into a deadly game of power and deception. As their worst fears merge into one unexpected threat, Gavin is determined to protect Sabelle and win her freedom.
At any cost.
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About the Author

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

{Blog Tour} LADY MACBETH: Daughter of Ravens by Melanie Karsak

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Lady Macbeth by Melanie Karsak
(Daughter of Ravens #1)
Publication date: December 3rd 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Something wicked this way comes . . .

Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Macbeth’s queen, ancient forces claim her soul.

Marked from birth by the old gods, Gruoch is initiated into the ancient religion of her ancestors and begins learning the mysteries of the Goddess Cerridwen. But not everything is as it seems. Soon the Battle Goddess Morrigu imposes her will, and Gruoch finds herself at the mercy of the Wyrd Sisters.

With King Malcolm plotting, the Wyrd Sisters schooling her in arcane craft, and haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch feels her fate is not her own. That is, until she meets a druid named Banquo. Gruoch’s heart is swept away when Banquo awakens something in her more powerful than duty, magic, or destiny: love.

This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work leads readers through an unforgettable saga of one woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

Begin the Lady Mabeth Saga with Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22850019-lady-macbeth?ac=1
Purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NK6B60O/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

AUTHOR BIO
Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles (Chasing the Star Garden and Chasing the Green Fairy) and the award-wining horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series. She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

Author links:
http://melaniekarsak.blogspot.ca/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6539577.Melanie_Karsak
https://twitter.com/melaniekarsak
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelanieKarsak

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book for the tour to read and review. No other compensation was offered nor would it have been accepted. The following is my honest review.

I have been a reader of Shakespeare since I was in middle school. My brother and I even bought one another a complete collected works book one year for Christmas which we laughed about.

But then I hit high school and I had this literature teacher who was amazing. And we read many of Shakespeare's works, including MACBETH. And you know...I remember thinking how loathsome Lady MacBeth was, urging her husband to commit murder just to achieve her own agenda for a crown. And I remember thinking how she deserved her fate, her offstage suicide, how it was just that guilt ate at her and ate at her, driving her to madness. OUT, OUT DAMN SPOT!

So, naturally, I wanted to read Melanie Karsak's Lady Macbeth. I do love a story told from the villain's side. I especially love it when an author makes you feel for that villain, see that villain as human, that that person is not just pure evil. And wow...Melanie Karsak does not disappoint. This is not the first book I've read from this author, and I will certainly be reading the rest in this series.

This book has everything that I love to escape into: magic, passion, overcoming a societal expectation, women of strength and courage, romance, political machinations, a plot that is intricate and detailed and woven around a story you already know some of, action, and more.  I cannot wait to read on and see what happens to Corbie as she encounters the next phase of her life, to see her with Macbeth, to see how this all plays out, and why she urged MacBeth to kill Duncan and why the guilt ate at her so. Was it for her part in that death? Was it for abandoning or being abandoned by her love? What is going to happen to her love? She's a pawn, both politically and otherwordly as a goddess has claimed her as her tool. Poor Lady Macbeth. I feel for you already! 

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