Monday, December 31, 2012

Torn Together by Emyln Chand Blog Tour Review/Giveaway

About the book:
From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother
, Daly knows she can't trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much to let her fade into the background of her own life. After a series of false starts, their quirky romance carries them to India, where Daly must win the approval of Kashi's family in order to seal their "forever."

Meanwhile, Laine struggles to cope with the pain of early widowhood, fleeing into the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to perform her duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Although her daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn't know how to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further damaging their tenuous relationship.

Can Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?

Torn Together, Emlyn Chand's first sojourn into Literary/Women's Fiction, illustrates how our similarities often drive us apart.

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My thoughts:

When this tour came about, I couldn't help but want to review this book. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a signed copy from the author when ordering other copies of her books. I love the author's writing style in this book. The characters were really well portrayed throughout this story of how to deal with grief. The trials and tribulations that each character goes through is monumental, but the author manages to keep the story line from becoming to heavy to enjoy. I loved all of the details about the trip to India, as foreign travel consumes my heart :) The ending was something that I did not see coming, but I'm glad that some of the issues between characters were resolved. I can't wait to read more from the author :)



About the author: Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky! Connect with Emlyn on her website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter



About the prizes: Who doesn't love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of Torn Together! Here's what you need to do...
  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.
That's it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win--the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Torn Together tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck! 



Tour Schedule:
1
Monday31-DecThe Cover (And Everything in Between)
2
Tuesday
1-Jan
News for Shoppers
3
Wednesday2-JanMy Escape Book Blog
4
Thursday
3-Jan
Tread Softly
5
Friday4-JanAngela Scott's Blog
6
Friday
4-JanMy Life with Boys and Books
7
Saturday
5-Jan
Unicorn Reviews
8
Sunday
6-Jan
My Name is Anne
9
Monday7-Jan
A Daydreamer's Thoughts
10
Tuesday8-JanThe Musings of a New Englander
11
Wednesday9-Jan
Speaking of Books
12
Wednesday9-Jan
Tracy Riva's Blog
13
Thursday10-JanThe Great Perhapsless
14
Friday11-JanChick Lit Plus
15
Saturday12-JanAxel Howerton's Blog
16
Sunday13-JanThe Unconventional Librarian
17
Monday14-JanButterfly on a Broomstick
18
Tuesday15-Jan
Naimeless
19
Wednesday
16-Jan
Lissette E. Manning's Blog
20
Thursday17-JanParanormal Book Club
21
Saturday18-JanSomething Written. Something Read.
22
Sunday19-JanThe Muse Unleashed
23
Monday20-JanBless Their Hearts - Mom
24
Tuesday21-JanThe Silver Sphere
25
Tuesday21-Jan
Books in the Burbs
26
Wednesday
22-Jan
Lakefront Muse
28
Thursday23-JanThe Art & Craft of Writing Creatively
29
Friday24-Jan
Reflections from a Cloudy Mirror
30
Saturday25-Jan
A Day in Doha
31
Saturday25-Jan Christie Palmer's Blog

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The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy by Suzanne de Montigny Blog Tour Guest Post


SYNPOSIS:
A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change in the world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. Danger of a more sinister nature threatens when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley and their leader, Ishmael, discovers the healing power of the unicorns’ horns. Azaria, now a young stallion, must use his wits to save the herd from complete extinction.




What We Saw by Ryan Casey Blog Tour Guest Post


Destined by Ali Cross Blog Tour Review/Giveaway



Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs by Christine Dzidrums Blog Tour Giveaway



Summary:
The Fay sisters came to Forest Springs for one reason - me. Me - the girl who never existed. Me - the invisible loner.

Twelve-year-old Emylee Markette has felt invisible her entire life. Then one fateful afternoon, three beautiful sisters arrive in her sleepy New England town and instantly become the most popular girls at Forest Springs Middle School. To everyone's surprise, the Fay sisters befriend Emylee and welcome her into their close-knit circle. Before long, the shy loner finds herself running with the cool crowd, joining the track team and even becoming friends with her lifelong crush. Through it all, though, Emylee's weighed down by nagging suspicions. Why were the Fay sisters so anxious to befriend her? How do they know some of her inner thoughts? What do they truly want from her? When Emylee eventually discovers that her new friends are secretly fairies, she finds her life turned upside down yet again and must make some life-changing decisions. Fair Youth: Emylee of Forest Springs marks the first volume in an exciting new book series.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith Blog Tour Guest Post

SYNOPSIS:
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and after spending most of his life trying to reach high society, Chauncy St. Amant has been crowned Rex, King of Carnival. But his day of glory comes to an abrupt and bloody end when a party-goer dressed as Dolly Parton guns him down. Skip Langdon, a rookie police officer and former debutante turned cynic of the uptown crowd, is assigned to the case. Scouring the streets for clues, interviewing revelers and street people with names like Jo Jo, Hinky and Cookie, and using her white glove contacts, the post-deb rebel cop comes up with a motive for murder that surprises even herself.

Blood Twist by Bonnie Erina Wheeler Blog Tour


Friday, December 21, 2012

Nely Cab Giveaway!!!



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Rise of the Retics by TJ Lantz Blog Tour Giveaway

SYNOPSIS:
For almost a thousand years humanity has been making a concerted effort to eradicate the world’s “retics”, an eclectic collection of non-human, intelligent species. Recently, those efforts have been strengthened and far more successful than ever, though the Council of Rosehaven, the “retics” hidden sanctuary city, cannot figure out why.
No one realizes the danger of this this more than Tyranna Wolfskin, a young girl ripped from her boring, everyday life in the middle of the night by a vicious group of “retic” hunters. Thrust into a struggle for her own survival, Tyranna must find a way to accept what she is and learn to understand a world she never knew existed.




Lucifer by Annabel Cadiz Cover Reveal/Excerpt

Tada!! Here it is :)

Synopsis:
Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Shades of Summer by Joy Elbel Promo Post


Title: Shades Of Summer (The Haunting of Ruby Series) Author: Joy Elbel 
Pages: 465 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 

Blurb:
Love…the only thing more powerful than death. Seventeen year old Ruby Matthews spent the last year of her life crippled by guilt and grief over the death of longtime friend and boyfriend Seeley “Lee” Lucas. Feeling that a change of scenery might snap her back to reality, Ruby’s father moves the family out of their home in the Philadelphia suburb of Trinity and into small town life in Charlotte’s Grove, Pennsylvania. Life is better here for Ruby—she quickly makes friends with handsome Zach Mason and his twin sister Rachel. Every moment spent with Zach makes life and love seem possible again. But passion comes with a high price. Things are not what they seem at Rosewood, the Matthews’ historic plantation-style home. Paranormal activity at the mansion intensifies as she draws closer to Zach. Is it Lee—coming back to claim her heart and maybe even her soul? Or is something more sinister hiding in the shadows? Ruby must delve into her own past and the history of Rosewood before it is too late. 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jane Whiteoak Book Blast/Giveaway


Thomas & the Lily Pond - Jane Whiteoak
Amazon Kindle US
Amazon Kindle UK
Genre - Children's Book
Rating - G
5.0 (7 reviews)

PREVENT BULLYING AND ENCOURAGE GOOD CHARACTER
If you are a parent or teacher concerned about your children and the effects of bullying, you will want to read Thomas and the Lily Pond.

Bullying has an enormous negative impact on our society. It can strike unexpectedly and it leaves millions of innocent victims completely bewildered and often ostracized through no fault of their own. The earlier we can alert our children to this unfortunate reality the better. It requires reaching out to them as soon as they can comprehend the meaning of the word bullying.

PERFECT FOR CHILDREN FOUR TO SIX YEARS OLD
Thomas and the Lily Pond is a book written for children from ages four to six years old. It specifically describes this issue, the signs leading up to it and the full impact bullying can have on the recipient. It is a fully illustrated story set in a forest, revolving around a very contented group of animals working and interacting together very amiably, until their world is quite literally turned upside down.
The cause of this upset is due to the arrival of an enormous frog who is decidedly devoid of any social mores. His primary target is the poor, hapless turtle named Thomas, a hard worker and also a very popular and valued member of the community, until he has the great misfortune of being confronted by this large, green, uninvited interloper. 

Trust, betrayal, loyalty and manipulation are demonstrated and brought into question in Thomas and the Lily Pond. Friends of the docile turtle now turn on him. Included in this melange is a feisty skunk named Spike, who values his role as fierce protector of the forest, a vain blue jay, a chatterbox chickadee, a bounding rabbit with large, droopy ears and a very prickly porcupine, named Princeton. A deceitful plan is hatched and most of the trusting group forget about their true and loyal friend as they are all consumed by greed.

The whole scene is observed by Winston, the wise owl who sits and surveys all from his perch high up in the old oak tree. After a raging storm erupts and a potential disaster in very wild and rough water, the group is rescued by the least strident and innocent one of all.

WISDOM, POSITIVE INFLUENCES AND PITFALLS TO AVOID

There are many pearls of wisdom and many pitfalls to enlighten your child within this creatively illustrated and easy to understand story. By the conclusion, many questions will be up for discussion as to why some people do not have our best interests in mind, but rather, their motives are often driven by a self serving agenda. Children will recognize how easy it can be to lose sight of their own values and fall prey to others through great temptation and the influence and pressure of others.
In Thomas and the Lily Pond your child will see many examples of unacceptable behaviour that unfortunately and increasingly pervade our society. Through this recognition and understanding your child may be able to make a difference in the world.

This is a book parents can easily read to their child in its entirety, or enjoy and savour chapter by chapter as a bedtime story over the course of several evenings.



Martin the Christmas Mouse - Jane Whiteoak
Amazon Kindle US
Amazon Kindle UK
Genre - Children's Book
Rating - G
5.0 (1 review)
Martin the Christmas Mouse is a heartwarming story for children, ages 4-8 years old. The book is filled with large beautiful illustrations, depicting the comings and goings of a very helpful little mouse.

Martin lives in a tiny house with his parents and younger sister, Maria. It is Christmas time and they’ve been decorating the inside of their tiny abode. Their little place is set inside a larger home, owned by Mr. Kingsley. This kind and gentle man has no idea that he shares his residence with the mice! Martin runs freely, throughout both places, helping his parents and always looking after Mr. Kingsley, who is forgetful and also cannot see as well as he used to. He often can’t remember where he'd left his glasses, how many slices of bread he’d put on his plate for lunch or where he’d placed his socks! Martin, is very happy to help the kind man. He, assists in tying up the laces on Mr. Kingsley's boots correctly, locates a lost Christmas tree ornament and fixes a bit of misplaced holly, on the stairs.

With the arrival of Mr. Kingsley's familyon Christmas Eve, they'd all started to prepare for the much anticipated visit from Santa Claus and his reindeer! The little mouse joined in with the celebrations, including the singing of Christmas Carols. When it was close to the midnight hour, he scurried back to his little home and tiny bed, not expecting any gifts at all. His mother had explained to him, that Santa Claus, only visits the children of the world. Christmas morning arrives and the whole mouse family is in for a huge surprise!
The moral to Martin’s story is that rewards are usually bestowed upon those who do good deeds for others, most often they arrive from an entirely unsuspected source. 



About the author 
Connect with Jane Whiteoak on Facebook

JANE WHITEOAK is an author who currently lives in Ontario, Canada. She has had a thirty year career in media communications and public relations. Jane has written four previous books for pre-school children while working as a programme director for the York-Toronto Lung Association. The books were entitled: Morris The Mule, Rupert The Rabbit Who Smoked, The Puffless Dragon and Fitness in Your Schools, co-authored by Dr. Robert C. Goode, a professor of physiology at the University of Toronto.

These books were distributed throughout North America including the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a television on air host and researcher interviewing fascinating people from all walks of life including musicians, artists, writers, astronauts, athletes and political figures from all levels of Government including the Prime Minister of Canada . After this satisfying career she returned to her love of writing for children. She is currently working on several new books, for various age groups that will be published soon! Jane is also a certified Montessori teacher.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bluff by Lenore Skomal Blog Tour Review


SYNOPSIS:
To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.”

Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her baby into this world. Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention. Only she knows who the father of her baby is. In this poignantly crafted literary novel, the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the consequences of Jude’s decisions threaten to reveal everyone’s deceptions, even her own.

BLUFF offers a sensitive look at essential questions such as the value of human life, the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support. At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace, acceptance, understanding and even love on her deathbed.


MY THOUGHTS:
I'm not usually one to read romances, but the synopsis hooked me and I just couldn't resist! The unique writing style of the author is addictive, leaving you wanting to read more from her. I loved how she weaved the characters together. Even though she used multiple voices, I believe that it adds to the story line instead of detracting like some others. There are so many twists and turns in this book that you have a hard time seeing how the author is going to piece everything back together...but she does so masterfully! I love the main theme of the book, which is that it's the little things that count! While you may think that this is going to be a depressing book, it is FAR from it. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book :)



AUTHOR BIO:
Lenore Skomal wants you to eat her books. Her passionate desire is to touch your heart, inspire you, and luxuriate in the world of the written word. She is an award-winning author with the single goal of resonating with others. Winner of multiple awards for blogging, literature, biography and humor, her catalogue spans many genres. With 30 years of writing experience, 18 books published, a daily blog and weekly newspaper column, the consistent themes in her work are the big issues of the human experience and adding depth and voice to the intricacies involved in living a multi-dimensional existence. She has won many Society of Professional Journalist awards, the Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference honorable mention for best fiction, Writer’s Digest 73rd Annual Fiction Contest, New York Public Library’s Best Books for Teens 2003, and most recently, the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award for humor for “Burnt Toast.,” her first anthology of her award winning humor columns. From journalism, to literary fiction, to humor and biography, her writing is consistent, if not in genre, then in message.

Connect with Lenore on her websiteFacebookGoodReads, or Twitter.

TOUR SCHEDULE:
Monday 3-Dec Book Broads
Me and Reading
Wednesday 5-Dec My Life with Boys and Books
Thursday 6-Dec Shelley’s Book Case
Friday 7-Dec Speaking of Books
Saturday 8-Dec On Books!
Sunday 9-Dec Tracy Riva’s Blog
Monday 10-Dec Crossroads Reviews
Tread Softly
Tuesday 11-Dec The Well-Read Redhead
Wednesday 12-Dec The Reviewing Shelf
Thursday 13-Dec The Reading Pile
Friday 14-Dec The Musings of a New Englander
Paranormal Reads
Saturday 15-Dec The Unicorn’s Reviews
Sunday 16-Dec Intoxicated by Books
The Cover (and Everything in Between)
Monday 17-Dec Maven Fairy Godmother
Tuesday 18-Dec The Brass Rag
Wednesday 19-Dec I Talk Books!
Thursday 20-Dec A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
Saturday 21-Dec The Trust Blog
Taneesha’s Blog
Sunday 22-Dec The Geek Magnet
Monday 23-Dec Books are Magic
Naimeless
Tuesday 24-Dec Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
Wednesday 25-Dec Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Thursday 26-Dec The Muse Unleashed
Friday 27-Dec Cabin Goddess
Something Written, Something Read
Emily Unraveled
Sweeping the USA
Saturday 28-Dec Novel Publicity Twitterview

God Loves You - Chester Blue by Suzanne Anderson Blog Tour Book Blast


SYNOPSIS:
What if when you most needed help, a blue bear appeared with a note from God?

One night, Miss Millie of Blossom, Ohio turns her face to the stars and asks God for help. The next day, a package arrives on her doorstep containing a blue teddy bear and a very special note.

Over the course of a year, this remarkable blue bear travels across the country, showing up just when he’s needed most.

During his journey, Chester Blue helps a young girl trying to impress her big sisters; saves a sailor caught in a terrible storm; reunites two constantly fighting brothers; helps a cowboy become a rodeo clown; and aids a father and daughter in bonding after divorce.

If you ever needed a message from God, it’s here…

Rob Seablue and the Eye of Tantalus by Russell Hasan Blog Tour First Chapter

Welcome to my tour stop of 
Russell Hasan's "Rob Seablue and the Eye of Tantalus" 


Monday, December 17, 2012

Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond Blog Tour Review/Giveaway


The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin Blog Tour Giveaway





Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard Book Blast


WARNING: “You will not be able to let it go until you read to the very last page.”

From Bestselling Amazon Author, Lars Guignard, comes the #1 turbo-charged, Techno-Spy Thriller, Lethal Circuit.



A Chinese satellite is on a crash course with Earth. It contains enough plutonium to irradiate a large city. 
And that’s the good news…

Michael Chase is a twenty-six year old backpacker, a recent college grad, an amateur. He flew to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Four hours later, he’s running for his life. The Chinese Secret Police want him dead. The Conspiracy wants him dead. And the one person who he thinks is on his side, may want him dead too. If Michael is going to live, he’ll need to find a hidden piece of Nazi technology lost since World War II. And he’ll have to do it before anyone else. Because if he doesn’t, a little plutonium is going to be the least of his problems.

Can Michael Chase team up with a beautiful but deadly MI6 agent to find a lethal piece of Nazi technology that will save the world?

If you can’t get enough of the action and suspense of Lee Child, the intrigue of Robert Ludlum, and the adventure of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, you are going to LOVE Lethal Circuit!

Buy Now @ Amazon

Genre – Mystery & Thriller / Technothriller

Rating – PG13 

(4.0 / 48 reviews)

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WARNING: “You will not be able to let it go until you read to the very last page.”

From Bestselling Amazon Author, Lars Guignard, comes the #1 turbo-charged, Techno-Spy Thriller, Lethal Circuit.



A Chinese satellite is on a crash course with Earth. It contains enough plutonium to irradiate a large city. 
And that’s the good news…

Michael Chase is a twenty-six year old backpacker, a recent college grad, an amateur. He flew to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Four hours later, he’s running for his life. The Chinese Secret Police want him dead. The Conspiracy wants him dead. And the one person who he thinks is on his side, may want him dead too. If Michael is going to live, he’ll need to find a hidden piece of Nazi technology lost since World War II. And he’ll have to do it before anyone else. Because if he doesn’t, a little plutonium is going to be the least of his problems.

Can Michael Chase team up with a beautiful but deadly MI6 agent to find a lethal piece of Nazi technology that will save the world?

If you can’t get enough of the action and suspense of Lee Child, the intrigue of Robert Ludlum, and the adventure of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, you are going to LOVE Lethal Circuit!

Praise for Lethal Circuit

*Watch for the soon-to-be-released explosive sequel to Lethal Circuit - Blown Circuit. The action is about to blow sky high!

**If you were looking for a chilling paranormal mystery try Lars’, Brood. It’s a wild and frightening ride deep into the Alaskan wilderness where fish are being bred for more than their meat.

***If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, try Lars’ children’s chapter book, Ghost Leopard. Join Zoe and Zak as they journey high into the Himalayas in a magical adrenaline fueled adventure to a place few have been, and even fewer have returned to tell about it.




About the author:

Lars Guignard is a former television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His work can be seen on television screens across the globe in such cult classics as Beastmaster and Big Wolf on Campus. His bestselling novel, Lethal Circuit, has been a TOP 100 Amazon Technothriller since its release.


Lars’s work has also been produced for film and published in magazines. Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the next Michael Chase thriller for release in 2012.


*SPECIAL OFFER*


From now till 31st December 2012, Lars Guignard is offering a 25% discount for a paperback copy of the following books.

GHOST LEOPARD 25% off

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Purchase link is https://www.createspace.com/3883138


LETHAL CIRCUIT 25% off

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- $50 Amazon.com gift card or cash via PayPal and 1 ebook copy of Lethal Circuit
- 2 ebook copies of Lethal Circuit
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An 8-Track to 81 chapters by Robin Sanders Blog Tour Guest Post


SYNOPSIS:
When a Social Studies teacher assigns a special project to six high school students, (Richard, Shelly, Nathan, Charles, Morgan and Britt) they receive a lesson that may indeed change lives of many worlds. As they work on the problems set before them they come to realize that the typical real world issues that each student had been dealing with doesn’t look all that bad. As the unlikely group of misfits explores the project, they discover strengths that they were completely unaware they had.

For seven whole days they stay in a mysterious book unlocking puzzles, fighting demon-possessed statues, creating bonds with a memorable cast of characters and fighting a villain who controls the powers of the heavens. Mr. Hutchenson, a professor of social studies at St. Cardinals, is a man who plays a large part within this story, but just as the kids have to discover that, so does the reader. These six kids work on finding that strength by not only fighting the enemy, but the enemy within.

The Last Sunset by Bob Atkinson Blog Tour Interview



SYNOPSIS:
Nuclear Armageddon blasts through time itself, dragging people from different eras into a turning point in history.


The year… 1746.

Around Fort William, the Scottish Highlanders are in revolt and the Redcoats are coming…

But this time they will face more than flintlocks and Claymores.

Can history be changed, or is the future doomed to witness…

The Last Sunset?

Flight by JA Huss Blog Tour Review





Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy Blog Tour Interview



SYNOPSIS:
Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.



Veer cover was designed by Once Upon a Time Covers
Release Date for Veer is: December 2012

INTERVIEW:
About the Book:

Give me the blurb for the book in 140 characters or less:

A Boston law student meets a sexy southern cop. Although they bump heads, they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.
Do you have a favorite character? Why is he your favorite?
I love Gavin. I loved writing him in Derailed, and I just knew I’d have to give him his own book. He’s such a different type of male character. He’s strong and attractive, but he’s also vulnerable and flawed.

What do you hope readers will get from your book?

I hope readers will enjoy the romance and think about how even when life doesn’t work out the way you plan, there can still be something wonderful just waiting to happen.


About the Author:
What/Who inspires you? 

I’m inspired by so many different things. My books are largely fueled by music, dreams, personal experiences, and the experiences of people I know. At the end of the day though, my family inspires me. I love discussing my book ideas with my husband, and I’m so excited to share my stories with my children when they get older.
Hardest aspect of writing? Best/Easiest? 
The hardest part of writing for me is deciding what project to work on. I have so many ideas in my head, and it’s difficult to put some aside to focus on only a few at a time. I think that’s why I’m always working on two books at once. The best part of writing is sharing my stories with people. It’s such an amazing and rewarding experience.

Who is your writing hero?

I don’t have just one. The authors who made me want to write are Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.


About the Future:
What’s next for you?

Focus, the second book in my Mature YA/New Adult paranormal series (The Crescent Chronicles) is coming out in January. After that I’ll be releasing Enduring Light, the final book in my YA fantasy Afterglow Trilogy. My next release after that is a secret project I’ll be revealing soon.
One outrageous goal for the future?

I’d love to write the perfect new adult fantasy romance.
Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other aspiring writers?

Write what you love. Write books that you enjoy, and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.


Randomness:
Sweet or salty? 

Sweet. I have such a sweet tooth (Especially for chocolate)!

Beach, plains or mountains? 

The Beach and Mountains are tied. I love the water and the mountains 

Online, letters or in person? 

In person. There’s nothing like a face to face conversation.
Ebook or print? 

I can officially say I’ve converted into an Ebook person. I like having tons of books all in one place.


AUTHOR BIO:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.



Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker Release Day Blitz


Synopsis:

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Birth by Janell Rhiannon Cover Reveal


Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore Release Day Blitz


Wisteria by Bisi Leyton Blog Tour Interview




Synopsis: 
Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Seventeen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dog People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies. 


Interview:
1. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

The thing is sometimes I get so caught up in a scene that I just can’t seem to stop myself. I tend to write everywhere when I’m on a roll, even written in the bathroom.

2. Night owl, or early bird?

I’d definitely a night owl although I seem to be most effective if I start writing first thing in the morning. I just love my sleep way too much.

3. One food you would never eat?

Cucumbers, I’ve hated them since I was a kid and I’d rather not eat then eat those. Even writing about them is making me feel it.

4. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?


I’m finishing up the third book in the Wisteria series which I hope to get out early 2013, but in the mean the second book Myopia is out.

I’m also outlining my next series which will be another YA paranormal romance. This one will be based on Abikus from Yoruba folklore. This book will be more intense than the Wisteria series and more overtly magical.

5. What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I’ve always have vivid imagination and used to fantasize about all kind of scenarios as a child, but it wasn’t until I got to college that I realised I was actually good at writing short stories. My college English Literature instructor made me finally believe I could write something that people wanted to read (outside of my family).

6. What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?


I have loved and still love anything by Roald Dahl. In many ways he inspired me to be a writer.

I was also very much into Sweet Valley High, but my parents never bought me those kinds of books, so I had make up my own stories.


About The Author:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters. As a fan of the Sweet Valley High Series, she started writing fan-fiction at eleven, will never reveal under pain of death.

Currently, she lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels, and cracked.com.

You can email Bisi on bisileyton@gmail.com as she would love to hear from you. You can also follow her on twitter at @bisileyton or Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/Bisileyton2 or http://bisileyton.wordpress.com/


Author Links:
Amazon
New Release Mailing list: (this is only to notify you when I have a new book)
Facebook Page
Blog
Goodreads
Twitter: @bisileyton
Tour Schedule:
11/26 The Cover by Brittany  
11/26 My Cozie Corner  
11/26 Journey with Words  
11/26 Mom With A Kindle  
11/26 Once Upon A Book  
11/26 Reflections of a Bookworm  
11/27 Journey with Words   
12/10 The Cover by Brittany  
12/13 Sweet Southern Home   
12/13 A Daydreamer's Thoughts  
12/14 Everyone Loves A SiNner  

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Pyramid of the Moon by Teresa Smith Blog Tour Excerpt


Pyramid of the Moon (Sun and Moon trilogy book 1)
Synopsis:
We all have a darker side. Nobody knows this better than Evangeline Mason.

Her ancestors were hungry for ultimate power and now she and her friends must pay the ultimate price for that greed. Can you imagine feeling as if you don't belong in your own body? Life is hard when you don't know who you truly are or what sort of evil you are capable of.

Who can she trust and who will end up betraying her? At the end of her journey, will she hold on to her soul mate, or lose him as she loses herself?

Follow Eva and her friends on their incredible journey to self discovery and true love.