Monday, January 23, 2012

Oracle by JC Martin COVER REVEAL!!!



Oracle OFFICIAL Cover



Synopsis:
As the countdown begins, the body count rises.

With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn’t need a serial killer stalking the streets. They’ve got one anyway.

Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police are no closer to finding their latest murderer than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter’s disability. 

Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential next victims.

One of whom could be his own daughter.

Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer’s only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.




Now the fun part!!! I have been selected, along with others, to do this cover reveal. Go to the Mystery Tour Headquarters (http://jc-martin.com/fighterwriter/?p=3094) to find out more about the reveal and enter for your chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card :)




You can find out more about the author here:
Website: http://jc-martin.com 
Blog: http://jc-martin.com/fighterwriter/

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Caldecott Chronicles No.1 (The Caldecott Chronicles #1) by R.G. Bullet

The Caldecott Chronicles No.1 (Volume 1)



Synopsis:
Although the word zombie is never used in the Caldecott Chronicles the undead, the ungodly, the beef squad, and stumblers certainly are. The bizarre and gruesome details are narrated in a journal by a very Aristocratic British gent. Get a first hand look on how the Victorian upper class deal with stumbling trespassers and see how one draws ones inspiration from a teenage girl born to kill.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the beginning of this series. The author wrote this installment in such a way that you are instantly addicted and continue wanting more! As soon as I have time to read more out of my "want to read" pile, you can guarantee that the rest of this series will be read! I can't wait to see what happens to the Earl of Rothshire and Saffy :)

You can buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Caldecott-Chronicles-No-1-ebook/dp/B0061CFJEI
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-caldecott-chronicles-no1-rg-bullet/1107084602

You can find out more about the author here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5307265.R_G_Bullet
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Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Earth Painter by Melissa Turner Lee

The Earth Painter (The Painter Series)

Synopsis:
When a self-conscious young woman discovers the boy in drama class is actually the immortal who painted the world into being, she becomes the target of another painter who hates humanity. The Earth Painter is a Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC. It revolves around Holly Scruggs, who's family has just moved back to Chesnee after her dad lost his job along with pretty much everything they owned. Her image conscious parents correct her to the point of brokenness until she meets Theo. He is the artist responsible for all the beauty of the land and he thinks Holly is beautiful too. Together they will fight against Fritz, the water painter who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.


My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this beginning installment of the "Painter" series the author has written. I loved the descriptions she gave to some of the scenes! It totally made me want to be IN the book experiencing them. I can't wait for the next installment of the series!! 






You can find out more about the author here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Turner-Lee/141932905838966?sk=wall

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Shifters by James F. Campbell

Shifters



Synopsis:
Imagine a world full of creatures that are able to shift their appearances at will. Envisage an existence with gormless beings as company. Then add to the picture sulphur-steeped air and lava-filled lakes, where Satan rules. But the question is: Would you even want to?

The book Shifters furnishes a possible future for mankind, where the Third World War has erupted, plunging the world into chaos, despair, and panic—diminishing the world’s population by apocalyptic proportions. And all this is instigated by the dark angel, who hides behind a fa├žade of charity and kindness as the world’s richest man. But is he fully to blame?



My thoughts:

I had originally chosen this book with the thought that it would make me "think" more about the world in general. However, this was more of a horror based book that really did not catch my attention and had several scenes that were not something that I usually like to read about. Now as I say that I must clarify and say that while the story line was not something that I liked, the writing in general was good. So a person that likes to read about evil things (murder, rape of young girls, etc) might actually find this to be a good read. I, however, should have read some reviews of the book before choosing to read this one. The synopsis, in my opinion, is a bit misleading. I recommend this anyone who likes to read the dark side of the paranormal realm :)

I received a complimentary copy of Shifters by James F. Campbell as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

You can purchase this book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Shifters-James-F-Campbell/dp/1434908275
http://www.dorrancebookstore.com/shifters.html

Monday, January 02, 2012

Forced Intelligence by JH Glaze

Forced Intelligence

What if we could boost the intelligence of humans through a process of brain stimulation using frequencies close to those of the average mobile phone? 


Doctors Connor and Shafer have been working for years to perfect the treatment, but on the day of the experiment, a careless lab technician makes a mistake that jeopardizes the lives of everyone in the facility.


With the military closing in, the clock is ticking, and when their time runs out... 


A fast paced short story from JH Glaze.


I really enjoyed this book!  JH touches on a subject that has always interested me and to this day I wonder if what he writes is something that might actually happen. This is a great book and I recommend it to anyone that likes a scary, realistic, sci-fi type read :)


You can purchase this book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Forced-Intelligence-ebook/dp/B005D2324Q


You can find out more about the author here:
http://www.jhglaze.com/index.html
http://www.facebook.com/JHGlaze.author

A Christmas Miracle by Willow Cross

Cover for 'A Christmas Miracle'


Short inspirational story about a single mother and one very special Christmas. 


This is a great short story about a recently divorced mother of 4 and her struggles to keep her dream alive. Her perseverance is heartwarming and inspirational to anyone who has been in a similar situation. This is definitely a great read for the holidays. I recommend this book to anyone that needs a little hope and inspiration :) 


You can get this book for FREE!!! here:
http://www.amazon.com/A-Christmas-Miracle-ebook/dp/B006KGNTM4
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You can find out more about the author here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4889188.Willow_Cross 
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http://willowcross.blogspot.com/
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The Dark Gifts: Inheritance by Willow Cross



Cover for 'The Dark Gifts Inheritance'



When Sarah and Jason Masada received an old house from an aunt they never knew existed, they were grateful for the blessing. Until they discovered the curse that came with being part of the Masada family--a full moon.


Intent on tracing their lineage, they descend into a world of lies, fear, ancient myths, and death. Indian hunters have tracked them to the family compound, Jason is wanted for murders he doesn’t remember committing, and their new-found family is on a mission to kill them. It seems their only hope for survival is to combine forces with two unlikely allies and trek across the globe to the place where it all began. Maybe there they can find a way to end it. 


Oh my goodness!! Where to start?! Willow has done it again! Not only is her writing style completely addictive, her descriptions of scenes were, again, so intense that I had dreams about this book. The Werewolf/Hunter/Druid combo is just something you wouldn't expect. The character development for this book was off the charts incredible! Following Sarah and Jason through this book and seeing characters from book 1, Birthright, was amazing! I recommend this action packed book to all Paranormal lovers :)


You can purchase this book here:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/89049
http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-The-Dark-Gifts-ebook/dp/B005NC1IQK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dark-gifts-inheritance-willow-cross/1105870812
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You can find out more about the author here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4889188.Willow_Cross
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http://willowcross.blogspot.com/
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Dreams Both Real and Strange Ebook By K.W. McCabe



Cover for 'Dreams Both Real and Strange'




An anthology of short stories. A collection of fantasy, horror, and dark tales.


Choices: A Short Story
- The Reaper requires an answer to a question: what choice would you make?


Rebirthed: A Short Story
- Dreams of Rebirth


The Lake: A Short Story
- A ghost story


Mourning: A Short Story
- Mourning and regrets


Wraith: A Short Story
- Anne is kidnapped by Wraith, and Lena must rescue her. But all three are wrapped in a web of selfishness, hatred, and cruelty- what will it take to redeem them all?


KW is a great writer. Her stories are easy to read and very relate-able. Wraith was by far my favorite short story and I can't wait for the author to finish it!! 


You can get this book here:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/105822
http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Both-Strange-Anthologies-ebook/dp/B0068YY3EG/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreams-both-real-and-strange-kw-mccabe/1107874091?ean=2940032877684

The Glass Case: A Short Story by Kristin Hannah



The Glass Case: A Short Story



In her short story THE GLASS CASE, Kristin Hannah explores the heart and mind of a mother – April Bannerman is a young mother of three, married to her high school sweetheart & living in the same town she grew up in.  Although she loves her children and husband, April is plagued by the growing doubt that she has not lived up to the expectations of her own mother – who passed away years ago.  When her youngest son goes missing one afternoon, April’s views on her own life – and what is most important – goes through a sudden transformation. 


This was a great short read. It was very easy to read and very easy to get into story wise. I was very inspired by events that happened in the book and left it with a new outlook on what is really important in life. Recommend this to all that need a little inspiration :)


You can get this book for FREE!!! here:
http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Case-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B00603TWUU
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http://kristinhannah.com/content/index.php
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The Mind Entangled - Part One: The Discovery By Courtney Conant



Cover for 'The Mind Entangled - Part One: The Discovery'



After living what seemed to be a perfect life with the perfect man, Adrianna makes a life shattering discovery. When his supposedly dead family shows up, disturbing truths come to light. Everything about her life was a lie, especially her husband. Through powers unknown to her, Torstein controlled every move she made, every thought she had. 
With her life falling to pieces around her, could only focus on one thought. Not WHO her husband was, but WHAT?


I enjoyed this short story. From a personal aspect, I don't know if I could handle finding out the that man that I thought I was deeply in love with was not the person I thought that I had fell in love with. This is a great short read :) 


You can get this book for FREE!!! here:
http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Entangled-Part-Discovery-ebook/dp/B0051OTPAG
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mind-entangled-part-one/id443130201?mt=11
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60723
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You can find more about the author here:
http://www.facebook.com/courtneyconant
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http://courtneyconantreading.blogspot.com/

The Dark Gifts: Birthright by Willow Cross



Cover for 'The Dark Gifts Birthright'




For one-thousand years, Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike. This witch-turned-vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of both and, in a bloody rise to power, would rule with unwavering control.
Unwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed, Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions. She must choose between those she loves and the ever-present darkness attempting to devour her very soul.
Only one question remains: Will Liz claim her birthright or surrender to the dark gift?
One choice.
One chance.
Two destinies.




This is definitely one of those books that will have you hooked from page one!! I had a really hard time putting Birthright down, which was a really bad thing since I kept reading it right before bed. I even had several dreams about it, that's how good it is!! Birthright is definitely different from other paranormal romance/vampire type books because it actually focuses on the action instead of the love story. Willow's representation of some of the scenes were so descriptive that I had a hard time removing the visualizations from my brain. I kept playing some of the scenes over and over so much that I wished (and seriously hope) that the book becomes a movie just so I could see exactly what she was picturing when she wrote the book! You will get what I mean once you get towards the end of the book ;) The Vampire/Druid/Witch combo in this books is amazing!! I recommend this book for ALL paranormal lovers.


You can purchase this book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Birthright-The-Dark-Gifts-ebook/dp/B0052F7IHQ
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/44934
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-gifts-birthright-willow-cross/1101222609
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/willow-cross/the-dark-gifts-birthright/_/R-400000000000000379270
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/the-dark-gifts-birthright/id437462349?mt=11




You can find out more about Willow here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4889188.Willow_Cross 
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http://willowcrossbooks.weebly.com/index.html
http://willowcross.blogspot.com/

Dance Me To The End Of Time By Catherine Cavendish

Cover for 'Dance Me To The End Of Time'



Emily is dreaming of Christmases past; of crackling fires and roasting chestnuts. Charles appears and takes her hand, and together they waltz back in time to old Vienna where Strauss himself conducts the orchestra. This is a short tale of enchantment and nostalgia - with just a touch of magic... 


This was a great short story! It's just long enough to make you wonder how it's going to end, but not so short that you don't get a sense of the story line. 


You can get this book for FREE!!! here:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/118528