Saturday, April 18, 2015

Book Blitz and Giveaway:Vampire’s Bane by Suzannah Daniels



Vampire’s Bane (Vampire’s Bane, #1)
by Suzannah Daniels
Publication date: April 14th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:
VAMPIRE’S BANE is a mature young adult paranormal fantasy/romance/action & adventure/post-apocalyptic story.
A lethal sword.
A dangerous mission.
A seventeen-year-old girl finding her way in a world that is nothing like she remembered.
When Maylin Kavanagh’s parents surrendered her to The Program, they swore it was for her protection. After being confined in a small underground cell for nearly two years, she is finally released.
But the world has changed.
Most of the populace has been wiped out by a deadly disease, and the rules of society have regressed. But that’s not the worst of it. When her group is kidnapped by a band of rogue vampires, Maylin realizes the decline of the human population has brought other races to the forefront—races she never knew existed. And now they’re all battling for survival and power.
In his father’s absence, Thane Warwick must lead his people. He has two priorities: find his father and find humans who can supply blood to his tribe. Immediately intrigued by his latest captive, he becomes interested in Maylin for more than just her blood, but he soon discovers that he must make a choice between his father and her.
Despite their attraction, Maylin and Thane each have an agenda, and only one can be the victor.
VAMPIRE’S BANE is the first book in the VAMPIRE’S BANE series. While it does end at a natural turning point in the heroine’s journey, it is an ongoing story, and not all questions will be answered. You will need to read this series in order.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Suzannah Daniels has had an affinity for words for as long as she can remember. She grew up in North Georgia with four brothers, so she learned at an early age to admire snakes and motorcycles. When she wasn't pestering her brothers, she could usually be found reading or writing.

She is the author of Viking's Embrace, a historical romance, and Ghostly Encounter, Book One of her Ghostly series (young adult paranormal romance).

Currently, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband of twenty-six years and her teenage daughter. Her son lives nearby. The family pets include a Lab mix, a Basset Hound, a Shih Tzu, and a sweet, little kitty.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Review: Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes by Teresa Tapp

Book Description:
“The T-Tapp system is the ideal anti-aging workout. Highly recommended!”
–Nicholas Perricone, M.D., New York Times bestselling author

The most efficient and effective workout you’ll ever do!

Imagine an exercise program that requires no equipment, no weights, and no bands. There is no jumping or stress to your joints. Yet everyone gets results regardless of fitness level! Created by renowned fitness expert Teresa Tapp, the revolutionary T-Tapp Workout reshapes your body while it fires up your metabolism. All you need is four square feet of space and just 15 minutes a day in order to see a dramatic loss of inches.

How does it work? T-Tapp’s unique sequence of comprehensive, compound muscle movements works the muscles layer by layer, from the inside out, to cinch, tighten, and tone them and burn fat better. Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes is the complete introduction to this amazing program. By doing Teresa Tapp’s signature 15-minute workout, or the extended 45-minute workout, you can:
• lose a clothing size–in just two weeks
• flatten your belly without doing a single crunch
• develop strength and improve bone density without lifting a single weight
• build sleek muscles and improve posture
• lower blood pressure and cholesterol the natural way
• improve blood-sugar levels in type 2 diabetes

The no-impact workout is safe for those with shoulder, hip, knee, neck, and back concerns, and is also effective for those with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. With T-Tapp you’re building a better body–inside and out.

Completely illustrated with step-by-step photographs that show how to do the exercises, Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes also includes inspiring testimonials and an easy-to-follow food plan. If you want real results–real fast–tap into the power of T-Tapp!

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Book Review:

Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes is the first workout book I've ever read. What I loved about it was the detailed explanations of how to do each workout and all the pictures to show you the exercises. What I didn't like was trying to do the workout while reading the book because it's to much for me to remember! I tried doing the Basic Plus Workout because all I want is to tighten up and lose 1 or 2 sizes. It's not easy at all. T-Tapp seems like a good workout but I need videos just to make sure I'm doing it right. I give this book 4 stars.

I received a free copy of this book to review. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Weight of a Wing by Ioana Visan


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Title: The Weight of a Wing
Series: The Stolen Wings #1
Author: Ioana Visan
Release Date: April 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
Alise has achieved the impossible. After her wings were chopped off, the fairy survived and now finds herself in the human world, once again hunted like prey by the sadistic Gorem.
Locating him with her help means that the two Guardians of Balance, Rafe and Vale, will not only be able to turn him in and make him pay for maiming her, but make him accountable for the deaths of other fairies as well.
Gorem has plans of his own for the rogue fairy. With the help of a wizard, Fabian, and an army of monsters by his side, Gorem will stop at nothing to recapture Alise.
With already so much on the line, Alise not only has to keep herself safe from harm, but will also have to protect her new human friend, Cassie, in the process.
Who will win the battle of good versus evil? Is capturing Gorem worth risking what remains of Alise's life?



Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25053046-the-weight-of-a-wing



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About the Author:
Ioana Visan.jpgAward-winning writer Ioana Visan has always dreamed about reaching the stars, but since she can't, she writes about it.
After fighting the apocalypse aftermath in “Human Instincts”, she played with shapeshifters in “Blue Moon CafĂ© Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks”, she dealt with vampires in “The Impaler Legacy” series, and then she designed prosthetics in “Broken People” before tackling longer works like a fantasy trilogy and a science fiction series.
Aside from publishing short stories in various Romanian magazines and anthologies, she published a Romanian short story collection “Efectul de nautil” and the Romanian edition of “Human Instincts”.
She received the Encouragement Award from The European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2013.



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Website: http://www.ioanavisan.tk
Blog: http://weirdvision2001.blogspot.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/weirdvision
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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ioanavisan



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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Half Breed Queen (Skatia Narratives, #1) by L.A. Hendricks


Half Breed Queen (Skatia Narratives, #1)
Release Date: March 2015
322 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Devastating tragedy puts 14-year-old high school freshman Marla Owens, on a fast-paced journey of survival, revival and coming of age. Driven by a force she can't begin to understand and a burning need to find out the truth, she heads toward her mother's home in North Dakota. She soon learns more about herself and her family than she could have ever imagined — her mother was royal heir to the powerful Skatian throne! And now the Skatian people need her to protect their world from those who wish to conquer it.

In a classic tale of good versus evil, set on Earth and beyond, a young girl fights to survive to become a young woman—and the reluctant queen of Skatia. Who can she trust? Will she be able to control her own immense abilities and justified anger to do what's right? One thing's for sure: Marla's not in Texas anymore!







Excerpt:
“Dad! Dad, we have to get home. There's something wrong with mom.”
“Marla, baby, what's the matter? Did something happen?”
“I saw her, I saw mom. Somebody had her tied up and they were cutting her. We have to get home.”
Marla took off running toward the parking lot. George took off after her, trying to get her to stop running.
“Marla, talk to me! You're scaring me.”
“We can talk in the car, but we have to go now!”
They finally made it to the car, but George was so shaken that he found it difficult for his hands to function. He took a deep breath to compose himself. He got into the car and started it. Marla jumped in beside him, impatient for him to get moving. He mashed on the gas, backing the car out of the parking space and headed for home.
“Now, will you please tell me what is going on?”
“The fortune-teller… she looked just like mom. And she said that I would find out what made me special today, but it would be too late to save my family. Then I felt this awful pain in my stomach and I could see mom being tortured. I don't know what it means, but I swear I can feel mom's pain somehow.”
George knew enough about his wife's history not to question what Marla saw and felt, but he had no idea how to explain it to his daughter. Andi's life before they met was still largely a mystery to him. Long ago, Andi had given him a message to give to their daughter in the event that anything should happen to her. Marla had not yet shown any extraordinary ability, but that didn't mean that others may not think that she had them.
“Marla, what do you know about your mom's family?” He carefully laid the question out there to see what she knew, but he fully understood that in her frantic state, he would need to tread lightly.
Marla heaved forward again, crying out in pain and clutching her stomach desperately. George knew this was not the right time for a history lesson, but if what he thought was going on in his home was indeed happening, his daughter needed to know as much as possible as soon as possible.

Marla moaned a bit then croaked out, “Mom told me that she came from up north. She wasn't specific. I mean, I just figured that something bad had happened, since she doesn't talk to anyone in her family anymore.”

About the Author
LA Hendricks is an IT project manager by day and science fiction/fantasy novelist by night. A longtime lover of words, she reads science fiction, fantasy and paranormal romance novels regularly (when there is time). When not reading, writing or working, LA can most often be found watching football or basketball with her adorable cat, Mona.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Release Day and Giveaway: Entwined (Embrace #3) by Cherie Colyer

ENTWINED an Embrace Series Novel by Cherie Colyer


Title: Entwined (Embrace #3) 
Author: Cherie Colyer 
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural Romance 
Release Date: April 14th, 2015 

Synopsis:
Only a few months after embracing her magical powers, defeating a dark witch, and banishing a faerie prince back to his realm, sixteen­year­old Madison Riley is back in book three of the Embrace series—and doing the bidding of a demon. She has no choice but to do so if she wants him to honor the deal they made to save the life of someone she loves. Twenty years of service to a creature of hell is a big price, but one she’s willing to pay. And it sure beats the alternative: selling her soul. But life gets complicated when you’re the beck­and­call witch of a crossroad demon. Caden, the demon she serves, wants to become master of Death Himself, and with Madison at his side he has the means to do it. It’s up to Madison and her coven to foil his plans, but Caden’s intentions aren't entirely evil—and the kisses he seals his deals with aren’t too bad either. As Caden's motives test Madison’s trust, his shameful flirting tries her boyfriend Isaac’s patience. But being caught between two supernatural hotties is perhaps the least of her concerns when the coven’s interference in Caden’s plot might just cost Madison her life and unleash hell on earth.




Author Website: http://cheriecolyer.blogspot.com/ 
Twitter: @CherieColyer


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Release Blitz and Giveaway: Storm Surge (Requiem For The Rift King Book Two) by RJ Blain



Storm Surge (Requiem For The Rift King Book Two)
by RJ Blain
Fantasy
Date Published: April 14, 2015


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Kalen has escaped from Morinvale, but at a heavy price. Blind and crippled, the best hope for his people is for him to choose a new Rift King, forfeiting his life in the process. With his failure to broker peace between Kelsh and Danar, war is inevitable. For the first time in a thousand years, the Rift prepares to ride into battle.

Choosing his successor is only the beginning of Kalen’s troubles: his Guardians have turned against the Code and Covenant. Instead of securing the Ascension of a new Rift King, they’re doing everything in their power to ensure Kalen’s survival, even if it means the destruction of the Six Kingdoms.

To make matters worse, the skreed conjured in Morinvale aren’t just growing stronger. They’re breeding, and they aren’t picky about what—or who—they’ll eat.

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Kalen’s rage flared, fueled by the First’s fury. “That’s one thing I’d like to do before I die,” he snarled.

“What?”

 “I’d like to kill every last one of those Blood Priests and stick their heads on spikes.”

“How barbaric.”

“I wouldn’t want to poison the poor nibblers with their filth.”

“How kind of you. Won’t you save a few for us?”

Kalen snorted. “The offer’s open. If you want to be the Rift King, you’ve my blessings without question. Then you can do whatever you want to the Blood Priests.”

“Kalen,” Maiten growled.

“I’m blind and crippled. I’m in no position to stop an assassin. That’s just the truth. I might be good, but I’m not that good. I don’t know of anyone who is. You understand, don’t you?”

“How can you be so calm about this? You’re talking about your own death!”

Kalen sighed. It used to scare him, and that fear had driven him to do anything necessary to survive. The years had, like the wind on stone, worn him down. “I told you, Maiten. You’re one of my oldest friends, you know that. You’ve known it from the beginning of my reign. I’m tired. It used to frighten me. Sometimes, it still does. You know what they say about Rift Kings.”

“People say a lot of things about the Rift Kings. That doesn’t mean any of it is true, Your Majesty.”

“The Rift Kings aren’t served out of love. They never were. They never will be. It’s always out of fear. There’s a reason for that our—there’s a reason our voices aren’t heard among the songs of the ancestors. What’s left?”

Maiten was quiet for a long time before he said, “You’re different.”

Shaking his head while laughing, Kalen replied, “No, I’m not.”



About the Author

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband, and obeys the commands of the Ghost of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.



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