Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Now Or Never Book Blitz and Giveaway ends 8/19

Now or Never by A.J. Bennett
Publication date: June 19th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary


Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with ‘no strings attached’ relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn’t plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it’s now or never—walk away or make it work.



Why was she acting like an idiot? He was just a guy; he probably didn’t even give her another thought after their brief eye gaze exchange.
Once she got her drink, she made her way to the cream and sugar stand to grab a napkin and hightail it out of there. Grayson turned to leave and slammed into a solid wall of muscle.
Coffee spilled on her hand and down the front of his black T-shirt. As she held the remains of her coffee out of harms way, her chest pressed firmly against his. Horrified, she lifted her gaze.
He cupped her elbows with both hands and steadied her, his startling green eyes ringed with gold swept over her. Then he reached around her, grabbed a napkin, and wiped the hot coffee off her hand. She caught herself giving him the once over while she had his gaze elsewhere; he was so hot, his dark red hair was so fitting to his rugged facial features.
“You alright?”
Grayson mumbled something that didn’t sound like English. Her breath caught at her throat as she took in his powerful frame: his legs were slightly parted and his faded jeans clung to his muscular thighs. His T-shirt was stretched over his broad shoulders.
He smiled instantly softening his hard face. “Why don’t you come and sit down with me?”
“Um, what?”
He tilted his head towards his seat, “The cafe is full. You can share my table.”
Good grief.
All she did was make eye contact with the guy, and now he thought that gave him the right to invite her to sit down? She’d clearly been in a relationship way too long, because she had no idea how to react to his question. A part of her was curious about this man who made her heart rate speed up with just a glance, but a much bigger part of her wanted to turn and run. She just got out of one relationship; she wasn’t about to start another the moment she drove into town. Besides, she’d always heard two redheads were a disaster waiting to happen.
No thanks, she thought, I have had enough disaster in my life for at least five more years.
Although, her mother claims she’s only half redhead, the other half light blonde. So maybe it would only be half a disaster?
Snap out of it Grayson, she thought, trying to get her shit together and not look like a blabbering idiot.
“I can’t. I have to meet my family. But thanks for the offer.” Grayson tried to step by him, but he widened his stance and blocked her.
“Can I at least give you my number?”
Oh my God, Grayson thought, this guy was persistent. He was hot as hell, but come on.
“Do you hit on every girl who walks through the door?” Grayson asked with a little attitude in her voice; she couldn’t let another man gain the upper hand on her so fast.
He laughed, his eyes crinkling at the corners, and she wondered how old he was. “Not all of them.”


A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She’s addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she’s extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You Are Mine Book Blitz and Giveaway

You Are Mine (Mine #1)
by Janeal Falor
Release Date: 05/06/13
273 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

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My insides hurt. I fold my arms across my stomach as they head out, but it doesn't help with the pain. I move to follow.

Mother touches my elbow. The touch startles me to a stop and she lets go. “I remember when I was chosen by your Father. It was a troublesome time, but you can do it. You're strong and your sisters need your example.”

I close my eyes and shake my head before opening them again. “I don't think I'm that type of strong.”

Mother sighs. “Maybe not, but you still have to go through it, society expects it. You'll have a new owner soon.”

She's right. A warlock could ask to buy me at any time. There's nothing I can do about it. I follow mother from the room, bowing my head with the hope that it will keep further attention from me. But it's too late to hope. I will always be owned.

About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.



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The Unofficial Story of Kyle B. Johnston Book Review

The Unofficial Story of Kyle B. Johnson
by JC Isabella
Young Adult - Romance
Date Published: 5/22/2013

Companion Novella to The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club

Book Description
Kyle B. Johnston is looking for a girl. A nice one. One who actually wants to be with him this time. His friend, Emma Parker, offers to help him improve his image. in return he agrees to set her up with a good guy. When Kyle starts to see Emma as something other than a friend, he keeps it a secret. But what Kyle doesn't know is that Emma's been keeping a secret of her own.

Author Bio
J.C. Isabella is the author of Chasing McCree and The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club. Ever since she discovered romance novels in high school, she has been a self proclaimed fan. This led to penning her first YA . When she isn't thinking up new recipes for the cookbook she hopes to one day write, she is brainstorming a new novel and listening to country music. She lives in the tropics of Florida with her big fat Italian family and ornery feline companion.

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My Opinion
After Kyle B. Johnston gets his heart broken when his relationship with Lana ends he decides to look for a new girlfriend. He makes a deal with a friend, Emma, to help each other out. Emma is supposed to help with his image and he is supposed to set her up on dates. Emmas dates don't go so well and she starts spending a lot of time with Kyle instead. Of course they both start to think that maybe they should be together. There wasn't too much action but the book was really fast to read and I liked it.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Living Backwards Book Review

Living Backwards
by Tracy Sweeney

Genre – Chick Lit
Rating – PG13

Book Description
Twenty-nine-year-old Jillian Cross refuses to believe that a pair of skinny jeans has led to her untimely demise. Life just isn’t that cruel. But when an overly-enthusiastic attempt at squeezing herself into them leads her to fall and lose consciousness, she is faced with just that possibility. When she awakens with both a bruised ego and a bump on her head, she’s not in her tiny apartment but her childhood bedroom circa 1999-the spring of her senior year in high school. Jillian knows that time travel isn’t logical.

But then again, neither was her decision to wear skinny jeans. As she attempts to navigate her way through the halls of Reynolds High, walking the same path and making the same choices she made years before, she knows that any change she makes can have a catastrophic effect on her future. But when she strikes up an unexpected friendship with motorcycle-riding, cigarette-smoking Luke Chambers, can she pretend to be the same shy girl she once was? At least she has her pink sparkly flask to take the edge off. One little change won’t hurt, right?

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My Opinion
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to time travel? In Living Backwards Jillian Cross travels back in time ten years/a few weeks before her high school graduation. While Jillian is back in high school she tries to fix her two best friends problems. During her second time in high school she also gets to know Luke and falls in love but is worried about his future so she decides to leave him without an explanation. After another fall/hit in the head Jillian is back in the future and realizes things have changed. Everything seems to be going good for her best friends but her own life is pretty sad because she is still in love with Luke. You will just have to read this book to find out how it all ends. It is pretty long but I did not want to put it down because I couldn't wait to see what was gonna happen next. I loved this book and the pretty pink flask!

I received a free ebook from Orangeberry Book Tours for this review.

Friday, July 26, 2013

County Tales Book Review

County Tales
by Fred Tidball

Book Description
The County is ruled by Her Ladyship, overseer of all the galaxies and beyond, and inhabited by whimsical characters including the Faery Wizard Colin Halfbacksy, Dragon Luminosity Bleedoodle, Goblin Hoblydanclybit and Faery Persctly Twosups who falls in love with a tree. These and many others, thirty-one tales in all, make up the delight that is County Tales. A cautionary warning however – they’re not your average Faery!

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My Opinion
County Tales was pretty funny. This book has some pretty big and strange names for all the characters. There's faeries, dragons, werewolves, and many other things like the Idoasilike birds which remind me of Dodo birds. There are 31 mini stories/fairy tales explaining how The County and the families that live in the county were formed. It is very cute how many of the characters meet fall in love and get married all in a day and of course they live happily ever after. Even though the words in this story could get confusing sometimes it was still funny and cute to read.

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Keeper of Reign book review

Keeper of Reign
by Emma Right
Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: 5/19/2013

Book Description
Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?

For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.

Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.

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Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.

Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.

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My Opinion
Keeper of Reign is the type of book I would like to see as a movie. I just love being able to read a book and seeing a little movie in my head imagining the characters and everything that is happening in the books. That's is not always easy to do though unless it is a really good book and Keeper of Reign is a really good book. In the story 5 brothers and sister and a neighbor boy go on an adventure looking for their parents. They end up getting lost separated and even kidnapped but somehow always find a way to fix everything. Since the characters are so young I think the younger readers would enjoy it more but I would definitely recommend this book.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Radiant Book Blitz and Giveaway ends 7/31

Radiant by Christina Daley
Publication date: February 12th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance


Mary is part Vietnamese. Carter is a complete jerk. Normally, they don't talk much.

But when Mary's in an accident on the way to school one morning, Carter nearly dies saving her life. The doctors say his chances of living are slim, and Mary's feeling the full weight of survivor's guilt.

However, Carter's back at school in a matter of days, as if nothing had happened. Although, he is a little "glitchy," and he's developed a sudden and intense interest in Mary. She thinks he's suffering from major brain trauma from the accident. Or that he's been possessed.

As it so happens, Carter really is possessed. And the thing controlling him is having the time of its life learning to be human.

Featuring a diverse cast of characters, RADIANT is a funny "paranormal-lite" story about being human, being in love, and being healed.



"What about the kid the red car?" Mary asked.
The doctor took off his glasses. "I'm sorry. He didn't make it."
Mary stared at him. "But he looked at me."
Mom and the doctor exchanged concerned glances. Mary looked down at her bandaged hands, trying hard to remember. A lot of details still weren't clear, but she did remember Carter opening his eyes. If only for a quick moment. "Can I see him?" she asked
"I don't know if that's a good idea," Mom said.
"Mom," Mary said. "Please."
Mom's brow wrinkled. Then, she sighed. "We can see if his parents will allow it."
The doctor released her, and Mary left the room with her mother. When they got to the end of the hall, they saw a homely couple speaking with one of the ER surgeons. The woman was crying, and the man clutched her as if he was keeping her from falling apart.
"I'm very sorry Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell," the doctor said.
"We're not the Maxwells," the man said. "I'm Marcos Romero, and this is my wife Linda. We're their housekeepers. Carter's father and stepmother are out of the country right now."
"I see," the doctor said. "Have either of you contacted his parents? Or his mother?"
"I called and left a message for Mr. Maxwell," Mr. Romero said. "Carter's mother past away several years ago from cancer."
Mrs. Romero wailed. From the way she was crying, she might as well have been Carter's mom. Mary wished that she could cry with her. Mom once joked that Mary was born with the tiniest tear ducts in the world, so she didn't cry often. Now, she wished she could drum up a couple tears, if anything to not seem so unsympathetic.
Mary looked at her mother, who nodded. Then, she cautiously approached them. "Excuse me. But I'm Mary. I'm the…what I mean is…." She couldn't find the right thing to say. Mary had always been terrible with words. Especially the sensitive ones needed for things like this.
Mrs. Romero looked at her disheveled school uniform and her bandaged hands and knees. "You were the girl who was almost hit by the bus," she said.
"Are you all right?" Mr. Romero asked.
Mary nodded. "I am, thank you. But I was wondering if I could see him? Carter, I mean."
"I would advise against that," the surgeon said. "The body…I mean Carter…is not—"
"Please," Mary begged.
The stout couple looked at one another. At last, Mrs. Romero said, "Let her."
The doctor looked at her. At last, he sighed and gestured for Mary to follow him.
Mary was used to hospitals, ever since Mom became a nurse. But she had never seen an operating room occupied. Instruments and equipment were still in the places where the doctors and nurses had left them when they were trying to save Carter's life. At the center was the operating table with a still figure on it, covered with a bloody sheet.
The doctor took part of the sheet. "Are you sure about this?"
No, Mary thought. But she nodded nonetheless.
He pulled the sheet down to Carter's neck.
Mary stared at the broken, pale face of a boy she hardly knew.
"I'll give you a few minutes." The doctor left the room to wait outside.
Mary studied Carter's closed eyes. Maybe when they had opened in the car, it was because of an involuntary spasm. Or maybe she really had just imagined it.
Mary bowed her head, once again wishing she could cry now. But all she could offer was a meager, "I'm sorry."
Mary took one last look at Carter as she turned to leave. But she stopped.
A single tear slowly fell from the corner of Carter's right eye.
Mary rubbed her eyes, making sure her vision was clear. Then she looked again.
Another tear escaped from the corner of Carter's eye.
Mary bolted from the room. "He's crying!"
Everyone looked at her like she was a lunatic.
"Mary, calm down," Mom said.
"But Mom, he's crying!" Mary repeated. "He has tears coming from his eyes."
The doctor looked at her curiously. "Are you sure? Maybe the tears came from you?"
Mary frowned. Couldn't he tell she wasn't crying? "You have to check him again," she said.
The Romeros looked at the doctor, like they had seen a glimmer of hope struggling through the sorrow. He sighed and shrugged, but he turned and went back into the operating room.
A tense few minutes passed. Suddenly, the doctor burst from the door, calling for his team. Several nurses rushed in and the door closed again.
Mary and the others hardly breathed, let alone spoke, as they waited in the hall.
Finally, after what felt like ages had passed, the doctor came out again, followed by the undeniable sound of the heart monitor beeping.
Carter was alive.


Christina Daley made her first book with neighborhood friends when she was four years old. They "wrote" out some semblance of lettering with crayons, cut up a cardboard box for the cover, and bound it all together with clear adhesive tape. It was brilliant.

Quite a few years later, Christina is trying her hand at writing "real" books. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with a pet plant named Herb.

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Why is the Sky Blue? Book Review

Why is the Sky Blue?
by Shabana Muhajir
Children's Book

Book Description:
While playing at the beach, two boys begin to wonder why the sky is blue and ask their mother to explain the reason to them. As they are very young, their mother needs to decide how best to explain to her boys. She discusses the phenomenon of the blue sky in a manner that even her six year old can understand. While addressing their initial query, the boys come up with several other related questions, and the mother answers them all with simple facts and drawings. To make it easier and more interesting, she performs a fun experiment with her boys, which shows them why the sky is blue at sunrise and red/orange at sunset.

The book is a must have for all those curious kids who are trying to make sense of the world around them, and for all those parents who want to satisfy their curiosity.

About the author
Shabana, a Canadian, spent her early years in various countries and now lives with her husband, two sons in Singapore.

She has a Master’s degree in Education from Newfoundland and a Master’s in Business Administration from Windsor, Canada.

She worked for a telecommunication company in Canada and Singapore for thirteen years as a marketing and business development professional. She’s currently working as a Director at a consulting firm, and serving as the Vice President/room parent co-ordinator of the PTA at her sons’ school.

She loves to read both fiction and non-fiction books. Her kids are also avid readers and love performing experiments and finding out how things work. She conducts weekly experiments with them based on their interest and level of understanding.

It was her boys’ curiosity and endless questions that led her to write her first book, Why is the Sky Blue?

She plans to write a series of non-fiction books on thought-provoking and interesting topics for children.

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My Opinion
Why Is The Sky Blue? really explains why the sky is blue in a way everyone can understand. It is really fun to read because it made me feel like I was learning something new but I didn't just feel like that I actually did learn a few things. I liked how the mom in this story explained everything to her two children and they even did a fun little experiment. In the back of the book there's even a little glossary and some fast facts you can share with your children. It is a very fun and educational book to read.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lazy Days of Summer Spontaneous Giveaway Hop ends 8/4

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Nomad Book Blitz and Giveaway ends 8/1

Nomad by J.L. Bryan
Publication date: July 26th 2013
Genre: NA time travel dystopian novel

A new dystopian novel from the author of Jenny Pox - coming July 26.

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.



J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day servings the toddler and animal community inside his house. He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic series.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Reading Kingdom Review

Product Description
Reading Kingdom is an award-winning online program that teaches children 4-10 to read and write to a 3rd grade level. The program is based on the work of Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University, one of the world's top experts on reading and language development. It uses her patented and research based "6-SIM" (Six Skill Integrated Method) technique that yields incredible results.

My Opinion
I have a 5 year old daughter and she will be starting Kindergarten this year so I want to prepare her for school as much as possible. When I heard of Reading Kingdom, a reading and writing program for children 4-10 years, I thought maybe it would help my daughter. When my daughter first started this reading and writing program she did not like it at all. I think it was just to fast and confusing to her. I wanted to help her but I knew she had to do it on her own if I want her to learn. This reading program was very frustrating to both of us in the beginning. It seemed like my daughter just wouldn't get it but I insisted that she keep trying and now about a month later I see a big improvement. My daughter has only completed 19% of the program but every time she uses it it gets easier for her and she gets less frustrated so she enjoys it more. The pictures are really fun also. I think that Reading Kingdom is a great program to learn how to read but it can also be a little difficult for the younger children. The only thing I think it needs is a little more options of things to do or a few different fun games in between each lesson so the younger ones don't get bored. Kids just want to have fun! I really like the Reading Kingdom and since I see that my daughter is learning letters a little at a time I can say that I do recommend it.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hidden Under Her Heart Book Review

Hidden Under Her Heart
By Rachelle Ayala

Book Description
Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man.

Lucas Knight, a law-school dropout, moves to California to train for the Ironman Triathlon. He's smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man, but their relationship suffers from his dedication to the sport. Seeking consolation in the arms of a handsome preacher's son, Maryanne attends a church party where she is raped.

Maryanne is pregnant from the rape and plans to abort. But the identity of her rapist is hidden in her baby's DNA. Lucas asks Maryanne to seek alternatives and pledges to support her through the pregnancy. When Lucas becomes the prime suspect, Maryanne must clear his name and make a life changing decision.

The rapist has other ideas. In order to destroy the evidence, he offers Maryanne an illegal offshore abortion. With Maryanne's life in danger, Lucas races to save her and her baby. However, Maryanne hides a secret that threatens to tear them apart forever.

A 99,000-word women's fiction, HIDDEN UNDER HER HEART deals with the consequences of rape and abortion.

[Content Advisory: This book has a pro-life slant. There are a few swear words. The rape is not shown, but there is one mild sex scene between Maryanne and her boyfriend.]

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My Opinion
I loved Hidden Under Her Heart! I loved Lucas and Maryanne but they both annoyed me in some parts of the story. I didn't like the way Maryanne kept trying to push Lucas away when he just wanted to be there for her during her pregnancy even though it was not his baby. Of course I haven't been through what she has so I don't know how I would feel if I was in her situation. I also don't believe in abortion just like Lucas but at the same time I don't think bad of anyone that has had an abortion because I know everyone has their reasons to do the things that they do and I have no right to judge them. I believe that in the end Maryanne made the right decision but I felt so bad for her when her daughter was born so early and had to fight to live. It was great to know that everyone could forgive each other for the mistakes they made in the past and move on with their lives. This book made me angry, it made me sad, and it also made me smile but I really loved it. I have also read Broken Build from Rachelle Ayala but it took me about half way through the book to realize that some of the characters in this story, like Vera, are from the book Broken Build. I am also exited to know that there will be another book coming out soon about Vera's and Zachs relationship. I can't wait to read that one!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Gargoyle Addiction Book Blitz and Giveaway ends 8/3

Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
Publication date: July 2013
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance


Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.

Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.
Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.

One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.
If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

How Bees Came To Make Chili Book Review

How Bees Came To Make Chili
by Terry Bradley
Genre: Children's Fantasy

Book Description:
Nubbiebee is showing off for the queen when he accidently clips his wing on a tree. Unable to fly, he is compelled to learn something about himself. Find out what valuable lesson he learned by focusing all his energy and efforts into making something new.

My Opinion
I have young children so I am always looking for new children's books to read to them. That's usually my excuse and it's true but honestly I enjoy reading children's books for myself very much. Who says adults can't like children's books? But anyways let me tell you about the How Bees Came To Make Chili book. Obviously since it is a children's book it is pretty short and quick to read. Nubbiebee is great at flying but one day while he is showing off for Queen Larabee his wing gets clipped and he can't really fly anymore. Queen Larabee sends him to work in the kitchen and Nubbiebee begins to make new friends. Nubbiebee wants to be great at something and decides to try making new foods. This was a great little story about not giving up. I loved the book and all the pictures. This book was so fun and the bees even had really cute names!

I received a free ebook copy from Air Book Tours for this review.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Assumption of Guilt Book Review

The Assumption of Guilt
by Amanda Tru

Book Description

Nobody stops to think what it would be like to be arrested. That just doesn’t happen to normal people, right?

When a major theft happens at a party she’s attending, Sophie James finds herself the prime suspect. Has she been framed or was she just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Now Sophie must convince the police, along with her cop boyfriend, that she’s innocent. With no record, no motive, and no evidence, that shouldn’t be difficult.

Then why does no one seem to believe her?

My Opinion
The Assumption of Guilt was a really fun, fast, short book to read. It was totally not what I was expecting! Sophie turned out to be someone completely different than what she seemed. Finding out the truth of what was going on was exciting and I was really surprised. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone that wants to read a fun quick book. This is the third book I have read by Amanda Tru and she is really an amazing author. I love all three books I have read from her so far and I'm sure I will love her next book that I read. And yes I do plan on reading them all! Thank you Amanda for the chance to read and review your book!

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I received a free ebook from the author for this review.

Vacationista Release Day Event


Vacationista by Tara Simone

A broken heart. A ticket to paradise. A resort full of honeymooners ...
the last thing newly single Patience De La Rosa needs if she's to find a candidate for a casual rebound.
Her luggage catching a flight to Mauritius instead of Maui doesn't help matters and a maxed out credit
card doesn't buy a girl a fresh pair of panties. Then there's the annoying weird guy, the one who's married
to his laptop, sitting beside her at the pool.

Odds for a fling improve when three single, sexy and willing candidates cross her path. Though
Patience's luggage may be M.I.A., her breakup baggage crossed the Pacific with her. Will Patience cast it
aside, throw caution to the tropical winds and indulge in island debauchery? Or will a tea leaf reader's
prediction about her romantic excursions come true in unexpected ways?

"Vacationista is a sparkling romantic-comedy gem with one of the wittiest
heroines I have read in ages! Full of zingy one-liners, clever quips and
some of the best dialogue ever!" -NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

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Excerpt from Vacationista by Tara Simone

The hotel phone rings and shakes me from my rage. Please let it be good news. Please let my luggage be here. I am so sick of wearing this peach tank top, what I wouldn’t do for a basic cotton tee. I cannot believe this shirt was ever my favorite. I answer the phone.


“I need help,” a voice mumbles.

“Who is this?”

“The albino guy with the sunburn.”

“It’s six o’clock in the morning. How did you know I was awake?”

“I didn’t. I need help.”

Huey’s room is actually one of twelve cottages that sit on a small cliff beyond the pool area looking out over the ocean. I use the term cottage loosely. Each one looks to be twice the size of the cottage I shared with Dan in Encanto. Floor to ceiling walls of privacy glass provide an unobstructed view of the ocean. Under a faux thatched roof is a private lanai with hammocks and patio furniture straight from the pages of a design magazine. The door to his unit is unlocked just as he said it would be.

If the outside was impressive, the inside is jaw dropping amazing.

This is ridiculous.

The furniture is several notches above what was in Ted’s room. Really fluffy, deep cushioned cream colored sofas and chairs that I just want to jump onto and crawl up in.

“Huey?” I call out. “I’m here.”

His voice calls out from another area of the house. “I’m in the bathtub.”

Hmmm. Generally if a man calls me to the bathtub I know what to expect. But this is Huey, and even though he is calling me to the bathtub, I don’t expect him to have any ulterior motives. Because it’s Huey. He’s not manipulative. I walk past the living room and through the sliding pocket doors that lead to the bedroom. To my left, a door is half open. I approach it carefully and stand just outside it without looking in.

“What can I do to help?”

“Come in.”

“If you’re in the tub, I’d rather not.”

“Have you never seen a man naked? Or are you just afraid you’ll be so overwhelmed by my sex god physique that you will jump me.”

“The latter.”

“I thought so. That is why everything provocative is covered. You will be safe in my presence.”

I take him at his word and poke my head around the door. The tub is huge. HUGE. It’s one of those Jacuzzi tubs built for two. Huey is in it. His man parts are indeed covered from view by lots of bubbles and a tray that stretches across the width of the tub, on which sits his laptop. This is not surprising to me. What is surprising to me is that he is submerged in water and bubbles the color of dirt.

“Why is the water brown?”

“It’s tea.” He fishes around in the water and holds up three tea bags. “There are a hundred tea bags in here.”


“Because Google said so.”

“For the burn?”


“Where’d you get the tea bags?”

“Room service.”

“So you called me because what? You need cream and sugar?”

“If I wasn’t in so much pain I’d laugh at your witty observation. But not right now.”

“Fair enough. How can I help?”

“I can’t type. My arms hurt too much to type any longer. And I have to get this done. I need you to type for me.”

“I’m not getting in the tub.”

“I wasn’t asking you to. Though now that you mentioned it, that could be interesting, the tub is built for two.”

“Is it? I hadn’t noticed.”

“Best you not get in, you won’t be able to keep your hands off me. You can sit there and type.” He points to an area of the bathroom out of my view. I step further inside the bathroom. There are two white chaises, just as fluffy as the sofa in the living room.

“There is a living room in your bathroom,” I say. “I can’t fit a towel rack in my bathroom. And you have chaises in your bathroom.”

“Technically, it’s not my bathroom. And if you help me I will buy you a towel rack that fits in your bathroom.”

“Okay, Huey, I’ll type for you under two conditions.”

“And they are?”

“One, I get to order breakfast.”

“For someone so thin, you do eat a lot. The room service menu is on the desk in the bedroom.”

“And two, I’m out of here at ten to sit by the pool.”

“Do you realize you continue to put yourself in grave danger?”

“Of what?”


“Wow. You can spell big words. Impressive.”

“I mean it. Why do you worship the sun? Don’t you know it’s bad for you?”

“I’m twenty-six. I am allowed a vice or two. You’re like thirty-two going on sixty. Would you relax a little?”

“I did relax. With you. In the pool. And look what happened.”

“Okay, if you’re trying to make me feel guilty −,”

“I am.”

“It’s working. I’m going to go order breakfast, want anything?”

“Orange juice.”

“Really or are you being facetious?”

“Orange juice and the buckwheat pancakes with chocolate chips and maple syrup, please.”

I don’t know why he makes me chuckle but he does. He’s so formal and offbeat at the same time. I’m fairly certain he would have been the kid in my high school who had been tormented by the cool crowd. If I had known him then, I probably would have dismissed him, just as I did the first day at the pool. But in his own odd way, he’s kind of cool and fun and funny.

“Hello,” I say into the room phone, “I’d like to place an order please.”

“Yes, Mrs. Anders, what can we get you?”

Why does everyone here think I'm married? Oh, right, because everyone here except me is part of a couple.

I hate this place.

~Fun in the Sun Giveaway~

From Facebook:

Giveway to celebrate release of Vacationista! In Savannah today, I picked up a fabulous summer tote bag worthy of a Vacationista, it is going to be FILLED with romance novels, including mine. Winner chosen on 7/26. To enter, Like my page AND share this post. Winner will be chosen at random. If winner is from outside the 48 contiguous US states, you will instead receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Want to see what the tote bag in the photo looks like? Share this post!

I'll be posting more teasers about the gift bag in coming days…

I chose a Spartina 449 tote to celebrate/mark my vacation in the South.

The Shadow's Son Cover Reveal

The Shadow's Son by Nicole R. Taylor
Series: The Witch Hunter Saga #3
Publication date: June 18th 2013
Genre: NA / 17+ Urban Fantasy


I am the oldest vampire alive and I am the most feared. Wherever I walk, death follows.
The downtrodden have the fiercest fire inside of them. Those are the vampires I want by my side. The pain they have been through only fuels their thirst for blood. Those I would ask to kill for me, simply because they bask in the glow of their true nature. The nature I created in my own image.
We are each our own devil and this world is our hell.
I was the first of six and now I am the last. My revenge has only just begun.
You better start praying, because I'm coming for you first.


When a mysterious stranger from Aya's past shows up in Ashburton it's not all good news. Tristan, a man she saved almost a thousand years ago, brings a warning that will affect not just her, but her new family.
Regulus is coming.
To protect Zac, Aya has to destroy the best thing that has ever happened to her. She has to pretend that their love has been a lie. But, is it really the right thing to do?
Aya travels to the other side of the world with Tristan to learn the secret behind Zac's blood and to hunt down Regulus before he can find them first. Tristan is her way into the Roman's circle, but she might just find that both her quests are more linked than she ever thought possible.
Heartbroken again, Zac must surrender to the darkest places inside himself if he ever hopes of coming back. Even if that means aligning himself with his greatest enemy. Even if that means turning his back on everything he's worked for and walking away from his brother, Sam.
Lovers are torn apart, friends are pitted against each other and families are splintered. But, what they find buried under the streets of London will change everything they've ever known about their world. Something that should have been left alone.

But, what Regulus does is the most unexpected of all.


The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter Saga #1)

The Return (The Witch Hunter Saga #2)

Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.

She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.

The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in e-edition and print from March 20th 2013

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Keeper by Surprise Cover Reveal

Keeper by Surprise by Laurie Larsen
Publication Date: September 2012
Genre: NA Romance


College life provides the reprieve Keith Hanson dreamed of while growing up in his father's strict household. Now, he concentrates on keeping his grades up (just enough to get Dad off his back), and loving his girlfriend Carly. He never knew life could be this good. Until a terrible accident leaves his parents killed, and Keith named as guardian over his three siblings. Although only 20, he's the one now who has to earn money to support the family and take care of the kids. Including the discipline, something his teenage sister Dana is totally lacking.

Brand new social worker Lisa Carle has a lot to prove to her boss about her ability to do a good job. But it's hard to focus on professionalism when she's falling in love with the client. Can the two of them help each other? And will their budding relationship survive screaming twins, a teenage runaway and an unethical boss?


Consumed/Created Cover Reveal

Consumed and Created - Cover Reveals
By Jean Booth
Paranormal Romance

Four hundred years ago, my life was destroyed. Everything I knew and loved was obliterated as my powers surged for the first time. My family, my home and my life were taken from me, in flames.

I was transformed against my will into an abomination, a dizzien of hell to forever walk the night, a vampire. For four hundred years I've walked this earth, the painful screams of my family a constant reminder of the monster I am.

I've never known love, or the gentle touch of a man. The only respite from the agony of my existence was the three hundred years spent with Stephan. Although, once She came, I was again tossed aside, shunned and ignored.

Never again!

I'm done with being condemned, suffering for the consequences of something I didn't know I was capable of. It's time I lived.

My name is Victoria, and this is my story.


Today I sat on a rooftop overlooking the city, the muggy heat of the Miami night pressing on my shoulders. I didn't feel the heat, or the soft undercurrents of wind as it tried to whip me off my precarious perch. I felt nothing beneath the hollowness of my aching heart. Seeing Stephan with her, hearing his heart wrenching pleas for her to stay with him, and watching as they embraced, was simply too much for my wounded heart to bear.

I ignored the pink tinged tears that refused to abate. There'd been so much pain in my life; I could no longer remember a time when hope existed. Secretly, I treasured the tears. They represented my broken heart, and wouldn't exist if I didn't have the capacity to hope, to love. That I was still capable of hope amazed me.
I sat on the rooftop of the tallest building in Miami and thought about what I'd do next. I certainly couldn't go back to Stephan's. Watching them together, night after night, expressing their love in gestures or looks, would hurt beyond measure. It was time for me to move on.
A shiver of fear slithered up my spine. I'd never been alone before. I'd never experienced the wide incalculability of life's infinite possibilities. The opportunities were an endless expanse in front of me. I could do anything, be anyone or go anywhere I wanted to go. I could see snow.
In my four hundred twenty-two years of life, all I'd ever known was the tropical paradise of my homeland, followed by the tropical paradise of Southern Florida. I secretly held a love of the cooler climates in my heart, hidden behind a well of pain no one could cross. Excitement followed fear. Should I dare go into the unknown, be an invisible person in the vast openness of the country? Should I venture out into the north, where I'd be unprotected, unknown and have to rely solely on myself for survival?
I shook, but could no longer tell if it was from excitement or fear. Perhaps it was a little bit of both. A small smile curved my lips as I thought of finally escaping the clutches of men, and living my life as I was meant to. I shed my final tears for the man who saved me, for the vampire I dearly loved, and for the life I'd so foolishly thought we'd build together once he realized how perfect we were together.
It was time I lived.

Paranormal Romance

For three hundred years I lived with Stephan; learning about the culture forced upon me, growing as a pyrokinetic vampire and healing from Mneseus' century of abuse. Before Stephan's guidance and direction, I was an empty shell. His kindness, compassion and just beliefs showed me that there could be a life without pain. Over time, I learned to love again. Foolishly I believed Stephan and I would be partners, comfortable and content with out half-life for eternity.

Then She came and ruined it.

I left them to find a place I could spend the rest of my lonely years. Mneseus' last words reverberated through the centuries, reminding me, I wasn't worthy of love. It would be now, when I finally resigned myself to an eternity of solitude, that I would find it.Logan was everything I'd ever needed in a man, with one fatal flaw. Could I look past that, risking my heart, my future and his very life to be with him? Was love truly enough?

Jean Booth
Author Bio

Jean Booth was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on a sweltering summer night. She's spent most of her life in the midwest, alternating between Michigan, Minnesota and Florida before returning to her roots to settle down with a husband and 9 cats. She, along with those that know her, affectionately refer to her as "The Crazy Cat Lady." She's worked in healthcare for the entirety of her adult life and was challenged in 2010 to finally start writing the stories that live in her head. She's an Indie-author specializing in Paranormal Romance, but tends to dabble into erotica, horror and suspense. While not seeking the notoriety of being a raunchy romance novelist, fans have been known to have said this about her love scenes: "Hot, steamy, detailed and so explicit I couldn't wait to be alone with my man!"When not writing, Jean enjoys cruising on the back of her Kawasaki ER-6n with her husband next to her. She's an avid reader, reading everything and anything fiction. She's also considered to be extremely "crafty", making everything from clothing to jewelry to painting the cover art for each book.
Jean loves to hear from her fans, so feel free to drop her a line whenever you like!

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