Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Alchemy (Exclusive Teaser Included!!!)

Book Description: We didn’t know how much we had to lose until we were infected with magic. Sam was in love, Juliette was the main caretaker for her siblings, and Ana and her dad planned the best parties in New York. 
But we lost it all when we were shipped to Chebeague, an exclusive school for newly infected mages. Everyone knows about the mages, those who survive the infection and end up with magical abilities. We’ve seen the power of magic, the high-paying jobs, and the world fame. But we never saw the cost. We didn’t know we’d be forced to give up everything: sanity, family, even the right to talk on the phone.
We didn’t know mage was just another word for prisoner.

Stars twinkled through the cracks between branches above me. The hut smelled of dirt and our exertion. Jules lay on the hard ground with her back to me with just one thin blanket covering her. I could see her shivering next to me, poor girl. Poor crazy girl. Here I am, freakishly overheated, and she’s cuddling up to the branches as far away from me as she can get.
I reached into my pack I used as a pillow and pulled out my extra wool blanketCrazy girl , I thought as I pulled the blanket over her. Her eyes flashed open and she skittered a look in my direction, before she closed her eyes and pretended she was asleep. Who’d she think she was kidding? We were close enough that I could see her heartbeat pounding in her throat.
She always tried to seem so tough. So invincible. Even now, when she should be sleeping and finally relaxed, she’d put on a tough face. I scooted closer to her, and pulled the blanket over my own legs so we could share some of the warmth I was exuding. I didn’t want to move too close, because then Juliette would think I meant something by it, or maybe that would insult her by insinuating she needed help. Either way, I’m sure she’d hit me, and my head hurt so much I didn’t think I could stand it.
Slowly she stopped shivering, and I think she fell asleep.
I just lay there, inches away from Juliette, trying desperately to remember what Katie looked like. All I could think about was the shape of Juliette’s hips under the blanket, her long neck so close to mine I could smell her. Juliette’s soft jawline pointed straight to her hair pulled back into a ponytail that tickled my nose.
Think about Katie. She had icy blue eyes, not that golden green that haunts me when I close my eyes. Katie’s hair was a dark blonde, and not this chocolate brown so close I can touch it. Think of Katie. Her caramel skin, her gentle curves. She didn’t have bangs, but she liked her eyeliner. Why am I always such a sucker for a girl in eyeliner?
Katie. Katie. I tried to remember her, remember the way her skin felt underneath my fingertips, the way she always made me feel like I was a part of something special being there with her. My Katie girl.
Hey Katie, I need to move on.
Why did that idea hurt so much? I guess Katie wasn’t the kind of girl I could just move on from. I think memories of Katie will haunt me all my life. She was too kind to me, too loyal. How could I let go of the idea of us, of who we could be? For so long Katie set the guideposts for my life. Somehow, I’d find a way to be with her. Tomorrow I’d call her, and we’d find a way.
I could smell Juliette, feel her breath as it added humidity to the shelter. I couldn’t kid myself anymore. Juliette wasn’t just my friend. There’s something about her, about how free and comfortable I feel around her, that I’ve never felt before, not even with Katie. Being with Verne just made everything better. She made me better. I want to see Juliette be happy, to find a way to heal her of that pain that haunts her.
I don’t know what I’m going to say. To either of them.
I lay there, awake, exhausted, and overloaded, listening to Juliette’s deep breathing next to me until we matched breaths. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. I breathed her in, until I realized what I was doing.
As long as I was thinking about my girls, I didn’t have to think about the Elite.
Who were coming for us.

About the Authors:
Sabrina West, Sheena Boekweg and Melanie Crouse never dreamed they would actually create a book worth publishing when they started writing together. Alchemy was merely supposed to be an exercise in flexibility. And it has been that, but it is so much more. Friendships that span the American continent have been forged, and unforgettable characters have been created. Writing this first book in the Prophecy Breakers was a fun-filled adventure, and we hope that reading it is just as fun for you. Visit us at or check out Sheena Boekweg's amazing novel, Funny Tragic, Crazy Magic.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lotus Petals (Giveaway Included!!!)

Book Info-
Title: Lotus Petals
Author : Brantwijn Serrah
Publisher: Breathless Press
Date of Publishing: Jan 17, 2014

Description Provided by Goodreads: Rhiannon Donovan, daughter to the vampire Queen, would rather die than be made a bride to a demon lord. Aijyn, courtesan to the undead Daimyo of Kansai, can think of nothing more horrifying than his promise of eternal life. In the halls of the Blood Lotus Temple, the two women struggle against the chains of their fate, and find a solace in each other that could mean freedom for them both...or cost each of them their lives.

To learn more about the book or buy it click any of the following links: Goodreads/Breathless Press/Amazon /ARE/Bookstrand

Three vampires rested in the room occupied by the captain of the daimyo’s hunting party—all three of them awoke instantly when the little human oiran threw back the screen, shouting at them in furious Japanese. Without waiting for them to move, she strode boldly across the little space to come eye-to-eye with the captain himself as he struggled to come to his feet. At first they were so stunned by the mortal’s appearance none of the three knew what to do: Kazuo, the captain, finally registered her shrill accusations. "You would poison the daimyo’s honored guest?" she shouted at him. "You would drug her with octopus venom and then humiliate her?" Coming to his senses—they were slower in the daytime, vampires—Kazuo brought his hands down on her shoulders and lifted her off her feet. The sudden movement reminded her she had stepped into a tiger’s den—she stiffened in his grasp and sucked in a fearful breath. "Since when does the human come into my rooms uninvited?" he snarled. Fear shook her—she fully expected he would hurt her, and rightfully so—but she did not give off. "Rhiannon Donovan has drunk the venom of the blue-ring octopus," she said, her voice quavering but still strong. "Your huntsmen use it to paralyze and kill—one of them drugged the human she hunted, and she swallowed it with his blood!" "You dare charge my men with such a disgraceful act? And for a gaijin slut?" "What’s going on here?"Kazuo looked up; his two servants followed his glance. In the doorway stood Nagisa, tall and elegant, wrapped in the gauzy silk of her azure sleeper’s yukata—she, too, must have been roused by the sound of Aijyn’s screams. Her cold eyes regarded each of them carefully. "Aijyn," she said, the curiosity in her tone edged with danger. "What do you mean by disturbing the captain during his daytime rest?" Kazuo shot a dangerous and warning glare at the human oiran, but Aijyn ignored it, desperate with fear. "Nagisa-sama, the Councilwoman’s noble emissary was betrayed last night during the hunt," she said quickly; she’d never imagined one day it might be Nagisa, of all people, to save her from the fangs of an angry vampire. "Rhiannon drank the blood of a human poisoned with octopus venom, and now she lies in her rooms injured and sick. They took her hair, Nagisa-sama! They’ve shorn her like a rag boy!"Nagisa’s poisonous eyes narrowed, her lips pressing into a thin line like the blade of a knife. "Kazuo," she said, the word like a stone dropping into an empty well. "Put Aijyn down."Kazuo stared, incredulous, at the graceful tayu. When he did not immediately comply, Nagisa strode into the room and grabbed him by the throat. "Why, Kazuo-san," she growled sweetly. "I had no idea you had already become so bored with immortality. Seventy-three years, if I recall, and already you wish for our master to release your soulless carcass into oblivion." Amazingly, Kazuo slowly backed down, quietly letting Aijyn go while his eyes remained furiously on Nagisa. His servants watched with silent awe as Nagisa continued, never breaking her hold on the captain’s neck. "Aijyn-chan, you are surely aware you will suffer greatly, should this accusation prove false," the tayu said. "I am quite sure of it, Nagisa-sama," Aijyn replied, bowing low. "I have heard the captain and his hunting party speak of the blow-darts they use to sting their human prey with the toxin. Kazuo-san has said the poison stings kin-born vampires as well; I am quite sure Rhiannon has swallowed it, and what reduced her to helplessness while her clothes were torn and her hair cut off." "Please return to the rooms of our guest. Attend to her carefully—be sure these men did not force themselves on her body, as well. I will deal with Kazuo, and send word to the daimyo of this dishonorable conduct." Aijyn felt cold all through her, and a dizzy giddiness swept through her mind. She had not even considered what she did—storming into one of the vampire’s nests!—and now she felt weak in the stomach. How had she even survived it? Nagisa’s words echoed in her head: make sure the men had not forced themselves on Rhiannon’s body. How could she not have considered it or checked for signs of it, to see if Rhiannon had also been raped by these monsters? "Aijyn-chan," Nagisa said again. Shaken from her daze, she nodded. Then she slipped quickly out of the room and found herself running, again, for Rhiannon.


About the Author – Sometime in early 2009, Brantwijn Serrah ran across an erotic novel in her local Barnes and Noble, and fell in love with the gorgeous geisha pictured on the cover. Sad to say, the book didn't live up to expectations. Brantwijn decided to write her own story instead. The idea for Lotus Petals, the tale of a geisha seduced into the world of vampires, was born. When she isn't visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can't handle coffee unless there's enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, Claymore or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws. In addition to Lotus Petals, Brantwijn has had several stories published in anthologies by Breathless Press, including the 2013 Crimson Anthology and 2014 Ravaged Anthology. She's also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm, and hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Grimm Legacy Cover Reveal

Cover Designed by: Erica Crouch (
Originally Published by: Patchwork Press, October 29th 2013

Book Description:
Enchanted castles and charming princes thought to exist only in stories come to life in this classically twisted fairy tale that combines the timeless quality of generations old folktales with the challenges of the modern world.

The woods of Elorium appear ordinary to Andi Grace, until birds start talking and elves answer doors. Along with three others, Andi has been whisked out of her world and finds herself the reluctant guest of the perplexing millionaire, Mr. Jackson—a stranger willing to help get them home, but who’s keeping secrets of his own.

Discovering unexpected family connections to this fairy tale land, the group must rely on each other as they dodge evil fairies and battle giants, intent on keeping them in Elorium.

Faced with characters short on whimsy and bent towards treachery, Andi, Quinn, Fredrick and Dylan are forced into fairy tale roles to find the way home. But in Elorium, happily ever after is never guaranteed.

About the Author:
Janna is a Colorado based YA author who loves a good fairy tale. She’s married to her own real life Prince Charming, and will usually admit to being mom of three, including her incorrigible middle child, Benny. Besides wrangling her kids she can be found doing some therapeutic baking, dreaming of the ocean, and of course, curling up with a good book.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Revealed Cover Reveal

Book Description:

Misty Scott’s life was destroyed the moment her boyfriend, and father of her 

child, landed in jail. The only family she knew was lost due to lies and deceit. 

Where would her life take her now?

Drake sits behind bars battling a secret that will surely destroy his and Misty’s 

relationship. While Sean, the bad boy brother who is use to getting any woman he 

wants, finds himself helping Misty piece her life back together, and falling more 

and more in love with her every day.

Who will Misty choose?

The golden boy who has given up everything for her, or 

the bad boy who is after his brother’s girl and her heart?

And now for the cover reveal!!!!


Lara Henley Bio: I originally from Oklahoma,
but have lived several places in my life.
I began writing in 2009 when I had a dream
about a little girl traveling with her grandmother.
In essence that is how Jessie Discovers Christmas was born.
I then ventured out into YA and adult romance.
I hold a bachelors degree in Fashion Marking
and a Masters in Administrative Leadership.
I love all things creative
and hope to a full-time writing career.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Holly Hearts Hollywood Cover Reveal

This cover looks super cute and the book description makes this book sound like a Hallmark movie in the making!

I think I'll definitely be reading this book so look forward to that review! 

And now for the cover reveal:

Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Holly Hart wants to be a star. She moves to Los Angeles from the small town of Cedar Junction, only to hear she’s too fat and ugly to be a famous singer. But when Shell Shocked Records looks past Holly’s plus-sized figure and less-than-graceful-personality to offer her a recording contract, Holly cannot believe her good fortune. On closer inspection, however, the record execs want Holly to do all the singing, and a thinner and more beautiful girl, Lacey, would lip-sync and get all the credit. Holly goes for it because after all, she wanted to sing. Contractually bound to secrecy, Holly is more than happy to sit backstage while Lacey shimmies in the limelight and basks in the fame. Before she knows it, Holly is friends with Serena, the pop-star daughter of a music-mogul, flirting with an intern, and developing a strange half-friendship with the seemingly bipolar Lacey. When Grayson Frost, the biggest country star in America, and coincidentally, a former school bully begins dating Lacey, Holly hopes that he won’t recognize or torment her. Through a series of embarrassing and weird events, Holly gets to know Grayson and learns that he is much nicer and more mature than he was four years ago. Holly is horrified when she starts falling for him. When Grayson admits he fell for Lacey's voice, what is a girl to do when she can’t legally tell the truth at the moment when the truth matters the most?

About the Author:
From nine to five I am a home insurance agent. At all other hours of the day I am a young adult author, singer, dancer, cat lady, fangirl, wife, bookworm, and internet enthusiast. My favorite pastimes include crying over really good books, riding with my husband on our motorcycle, and binge-watching seasons of television shows. When I’m not working or writing I like to perform in local community musical theatre productions.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Girl

Description Provided by Goodreads: After his death, Marcus found the love of his life...

Unfortunately it's not his sexy, telekinetic angel girlfriend --- it's Emmy Baxter... a human.

Between torture, demon attacks, and midterms, Marcus and Emily must fight their feelings for a devastating prophecy has predicted: 

"Should Angel and Human unite, humanity will perish."

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Story line: This story line was interesting because it was told in two perspectives. The first part of the book is told in Emmy's perspective, the second part is told in Marcus's point of view, and at the end of book it switches again to Emmy's perspective. Marcus's point of view starts before Emmy's time reference and continues past Emmy's point in the story. I found this to be a bit repetitive because most of the book focused on the same time reference except in two perspectives. Another way to explain this is that most books start at point A and end at point C; however, this book started at point A and ended at point B. I did, however, enjoy the concept of the story about angels and trying to save the world. 

Relationship: Emmy and Marcus's relationship was an instant connection between the two that Marcus tries to ignore because of the prophecy and that fact that he has a girlfriends, Ameana. Their relationship is not all love and happiness it's more of a destructive one, especially considering that by being together they could endanger the world and end up hurting Ameana.

Emmy: At the beginning of the book Emmy seemed to be a very relatable and human-like character however as the book started to progress and her feelings for Marcus were factored into the equation, I started to not like her as much. She knew that Marcus was dating Ameana yet she continued to pursue him, even after he said not to her. I found that Emmy didn't really care about other's feelings or her self respect in a way. She continued to follow and pine after Marcus event though he explicitly made it clear that they couldn't be together. One thing I did like about her is that she's so determined, sometimes it was a bad thing yet at other times it was a good thing.

Marcus: I enjoyed reading about Marcus because he's the responsible and reasonable one in this book. He's the leader of the group and he's caring and sweet. It was interesting being in his head, especially when Emmy is in danger.

Miku/Rio/Jay/Reese/Ameana: I enjoyed the "supporting" characters in this book very much. Miku is a very girly and caring character. Rio is Miku's twin and he is super sweet! Reese is just everything awesome and I absolutely LOVED his character! Jay is Reese's best friend and he is just as awesome and funny! Ameana is Marcus's girlfriend. I enjoyed reading about her character because she kept things real for everyone.

Overall: This book was a decent read with an interesting story line. The characters are entertaining to read about and the world that Lola StVil has created will keep you entertained. There is definitely a plot twist at the end that no one will see coming and a cliff hanger that will want you reaching for the next book. And having read the second book I can say that the plot becomes even more interesting and complicated.

Rating: I would give this book a 6.5

Teaser 5

Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories. She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play "The Bones of Lesser Men". In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly. This is her first novel.

Friday, January 17, 2014

PODs (Giveaway Included!!!)

Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
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He flinched at the sound of my voice, snapping his laptop shut. Looking over his shoulder, he smiled. “You look beautiful in the morning, Eva. Your blonde hair messy and falling around your face, your eyes— not quite blue, but not quite green— sparkling in the morning sun… or the simulation of the sun,” he said with a crooked grin. 
“Stop joking around. What were you just looking at?” I’d seen the picture on his laptop before 
he’d shut it. People running around their POD, a look of terror in their eyes. I reached out and opened the lid of his computer. My arm brushed against his, sending goosebumps racing across my skin. I had to concentrate to remember what I was asking about. The screen was nothing but static. “They cut off another one? Who?” I let go of his computer and started to pull my hand away. He grabbed it, folding it into his own, threading our fingers together. He grazed his lips 
over my knuckles. 
Oh. Wow. Do that again. 
My insides swirled out of place and did things I’d only read about in my mother’s racy romance novels. 
“Yes. Someone I know from class. You don’t know him. And who says I’m joking?” 
“What?” He was difficult to understand on a good day, but that early in the morning, seeing him in nothing more than blue pajama bottoms, his lips moving against my fingers as he talked, it was nearly impossible.
“You told me to stop joking around. I wasn’t joking.” 
My heart was beating so hard and fast in my chest, I was sure he could hear it. I pinched the bridge of my nose between my fingers. My fingernails bit into my flesh. 
Say something, Eva! Do Something— anything. Just… something. “So…” I started, only to be interrupted by my yawn. Except yawn, idiot! Kiss him… wait… what? 
“What’s your theory on the PODs being cut off? Do you think there’s that many people testing positive for the—” 
He stood, turned toward me, cupped his hand around the back of my neck and pulled my lips to his. That shut me up. Shock slammed into me, quickly giving way to pleasure, and pleasure to urgency.
I wrapped my arms around his neck, threading my fingers through his silky hair. David’s hand moved from the back of my neck to cup my cheek, his thumb caressing my skin. The other one moved to the small of my back, pulling me tighter against him. He kissed me long, deep. It was sinfully erotic feeling his bare skin under my fingers. 
When he tore his lips away, he looked in my eyes. My first instinct was to turn away, but both his hands cupped my cheeks. He bent his head and grazed his lips over mine before looking at me again. 
“I’ve wanted to do that since the first day I saw you. And each day I’ve known you it’s been harder and harder not to.”
“Well, what took you so long?”

Praise for the Amazon Bestselling PODs:
"5 Stars! I loved this book. I have been kind of bogged down with dystopias lately, but this was amazing. It was so cool to see life before the 'event', to see Eva wrestle with her choices and then, to watch her change as she lived inside the PODs...Yes, there are zombies. Yes, there's a little romance. But I think, at its heart, PODs is a coming of age story about Eva and how she grows from a girl into a strong, decisive woman during this period of absolute destruction. And Pickett writes it beautifully." ~ Sherry Ficklin, author of "Extracted"

About the Author:
I'm a wife, mother, author, reader, although not always in that order.  I write young adult urban fantasies, science/fiction and paranormal romances and have recently started dabbling in young adult contemporary romance. Reading was one of my earliest passions, writing soon followed. I began writing seriously during college where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in accounting. Why I chose a career that frowns on creativity remains a mystery. I’m addicted to Reese’s peanut butter cups and eat way too many while I write, have an abnormal obsession with hoodies and can’t write without one, and I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television. An unabashed romantic, I love a swoon-worthy ending that will give me butterflies for days. I wrote my debut young adult novel, PODs, in 2011. PODs, a science/fiction, post-apocalyptic romance, will be released June 4, 2013 through the amazing Spencer Hill Press. My second young adult title, Milayna, a paranormal romance, will release through Spencer Hill Press beginning in March 2014. Milayna is a standalone, with series potential. It’s meant to be a trilogy. The Infected, a PODs novel, will release November 2014. It is the second, and last, book in the PODs series. I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan.  I now reside in a small community outside Houston, Texas with my incredibly supportive, not to mention gorgeous, husband, three amazing school-aged children, a 125-pound lap dog, and a snooty cat. Keep up-to-date with my current, future projects, appearances, and fun giveaways at I always love to hear from readers, bloggers and other authors!
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First place: Signed copy of PODs, tote bag, and swag (US only see note for international)
Second place: Signed copy of PODs and swag (US only see note for international)
*International winners will receive a print copy of PODs only if delivers to their country. Otherwise they will receive an e-book. Swag will not be included.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In Shadows of Magic (Giveaway Included!!!)

Book Description: Mandy McKinney lives the charmed life. She is beautiful, athletic, popular, dating the hottest jock in school, and certainly doesn't have any time for her loser twin sister. But Mandy also has a secret. When the truth is unveiled, her world is twisted upside down, and her very life is at stake. Mandy's twin sister, Brianna, has never had any success in the dating department. When Brianna finally meets the guy of her dreams, it turns out that he has secrets of his own. Dangerous secrets. Just her luck. The twins are about to be swept away into a world of beauty and power beyond their wildest imaginations where nothing is what is seems, danger is lurking in the shadows, and their only chance of survival is finding themselves, and each other, once again.

About the Author:
Alison F. Prince is a school psychologist in northern New Jersey.  In Shadows of Magic is her debut release.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rogue Wave

Description Provided by Goodreads: After five months of blissful pretending, Sadie and Rayne are practically the couple of the year. At least, according to Sadie's friends at school they are. But she knows the truth. Their feelings are just an illusion. Now, with graduation and college right around the corner, Sadie realizes she can't put off the inevitable any longer. She has to make a choice. Take the easy way out and run away from her problems, as usual, or move forward with courage and discover her own destiny. But when Ash Hastings, the son of the black-eyed man who almost drove Sadie to her death last November and Rayne's supposed best friend, makes an unnerving appearance in Sadie's life again, the path to her future takes an unexpected turn. And this time, Sadie's life isn’t the only one in danger.

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The loved the story line of this book! It progressed Rayne and Sadie's relationship now that Sadie confronts him about it because she no loner wishes to pretend simply being in a relationship. It was awesome to read about how they work out their problems and form a beautiful relationship. Rayne was a sweetheart in this book as in the last but I loved him even more in this book than the last. We see a more protective side of him and the lengths he'll go to protect those who cares about *cough* Sadie *cough*. We also see Sadie mature a little bit more and start to accept her heritage more as well. As well as maturing we see her deal with her father issues, which pushes her way out of her comfort zone. In this book we see that Ash takes more of a center stage. I loved seeing him struggle with between being good and bad and the choices he wants to make. Overall, this series just keeps getting better book after book and there are twists and surprises that will keep you wanting to read and never out the book down! I give this book a 9!

About the Author:

CHRISTIE ANDERSON grew up in Southern California and goes back to visit every year. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and recently moved to Colorado with her husband. Visit her Web site at

Destined for Love (Giveaway Included!!!)

Book Description: You met Rex Braden in Lovers at Heart, Book One of the The Bradens (Love in Bloom Series). Jade Johnson is about to turn his comfortable rancher's life upside down. Don't miss this powerful love story. DESTINED FOR LOVE is a hot contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town. After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life. Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all. 
SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White THE BRADENS: Lovers at Heart, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play

About the Author:

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Promise

Book Description Provided by Goodreads: Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ stop a maniacal coven leader, save the town, and still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous while surviving the darkness coming for her? The smoke from the fire burned her eyes, its heat caressed her skin and the taste of fear choked her. She was going to burn just as her ancestor did all those centuries ago in New Salem Village. How could she have been so wrong about everything? Cassie Jayne Bishop grew up the only non-believer in town of Coven. When a stranger comes to the sleepy town of New Salem, everything she thought was true unraveled around her. Ethan made her question everything, even her sister’s death. Clues start to pile up and Cassie is determined to find out if the Coven was the real reason her sister died. What she uncovers terrifies her to the very depths of her soul....

Story Line: I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with the story line of this book. I don't read many books about witches although I love and am open to all sorts of paranormal book themes. Saying that I loved the concept of the Salem witches and I even loved it more due to the fact the most powerful among them is a non-believer! As for the story line itself I loved how it started out as almost a treasure hunt to uncover the mystery behind her sister's death but then turned into a race for survival.

Relationship: The relationship between CJ and Ethan (Matthew?) was most definitely instant and hilarious. Ethan and CJ seem to connect almost instantly and they make such an awesome yet secretive couple. I loved them together especially since they both love to rile the other up! Definitely entertaining to read about.

CJ (Cassie Jayne Bishop): I enjoyed reading about CJ's character because she's so strong willed and she's a fighter. When she has no one left to rely on she finds her own way out of sticky situations and won't let anyone boss her around (especially a certain M&M hehehe!) Oh and she has a killer sense of shoes style!

Ethan: Ethan seems to show up almost out of nowhere with more secrets than a boy that good looking should have! LOL! I completely loved him especially at the end, when the complexity of his character is revealed.

Overall: This book was a good read and not only was it about uncovering secrets but it was also about revenge, answers, trust, and sacrifice. This book will give you many little heart attacks at the end and fangirl moments through out the book but the biggest will be in the absolute last pages of the book!

Rating: I would give this book an 8!

1 – audiobook of The Promise
5 – ebooks (mobi/PDF) of The Promise

About the Author:
So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep. I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Orenda Cover Reveal

Title: Orenda
Author: Ruth Silver
Expected Publication: Spring 2014
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Cover Design: Erica Crouch

Description Provided by Goodreads: Lil has a gift, one she never thought possible as she finds herself awake after a strange dream with the tell-tale sign that what she dreamt was in fact real. The dreamscape, was more than just a premonition it happened. She’d been momentarily tossed into another dimension. Where most would consider her crazy, not her best friend Bray. In another reality, one similar and yet slightly different Willow has been kidnapped by the sorceress turned demon, Eilith. Rawlie, Willow’s friend and companion crosses to our universe for help and brings Lil into his world. Filled with frightening creatures and magical elements, Lil demands to go home, until she discovers Bray has been taken by Eilith as well. Unable to watch her best friend die, she joins forces with Rawlie, Jamie and the others to hunt down Eilith and rescue those they care about. Add to Goodreads

About the Author:
Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005.  While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.  Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.  Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.  Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing.  She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.  Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing and Patchwork Press, ABERRANT, was released April 2013.  The second novel in the series, MOIRAI, continues the saga. ISAURA, is the final installment in the ABERRANT trilogy. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager.  Her current writing projects include a YA science-fiction fantasy series, ORENDA, and a YA/NA paranormal series, DEAD GIRL WALKING. Both novels are due for release in 2014. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.