Friday, November 7, 2014

Into the End Audiobook #Review

America's end is near. No one knows why, but the great country is under attack. After being weakened by countless natural disasters, America opens its airspace for aid. But instead, what is left of the devastated west coast finds itself nearly obliterated from above. The key may belong to tests designed by a Pacific Northwest psychologist, Rachel Parker. Rachel loses the love of her life in a house fire as they escape with their children to the nearby Rocky Mountains following the first round of air raids. In refuge, she faces her husband's best friend, Joshua, but doesn't want to face his ill-harbored feelings or her own inability to face fear. Her sister, Brenda, escapes the fallen city, and, mistaken for Rachel, is captured. Terrified and alone, Brenda is protected by the enigmatic Daniel even while he helps keep her captive. Through torture and mind games, Brenda discovers information about her sister's work that could spin the free world into a tumultuous frenzy where the unknown is safer than reality.
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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

In the End is an amazing tale of what would happen in the end of America. After several natural disasters, the United States open their airspace to allow aid. Unfortunately, instead of aid, the United States receives air attacks. Who is trying to harm them? How will people survive without food, electricity, and clean water?

The United States is in complete chaos and no one knows who they can trust. Rachel is courageous during the most difficult time of her life. She has to be brave and strong for her kids. But when her sister was mistaken for her, secrets are revealed that question how well Brenda really knew her sister. What happened to Rachel two years ago? How does this play into what's happening?

I can honestly say I have never listened to a book quite like this. The entire time, I kept thinking about what i would have done in the same circumstances. I most certainly would have fallen apart. Bonnie Paulson has once again surprised me with her storytelling genius. I was immediately drawn into the story; it kept me intrigued and at the edge of my seat to the very end. I can't wait to read book two to see what happens next!

About the Author:
Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hexed Release Day Blast

Hexed Everything and everyone has an expiration date, including Gwen Sparks. When Dorian, the Angel of Death, saved her, he did more than bend the rules: he shattered them.

When Gwen’s memories are stolen, the balance of life and death shifts, and magic goes on the fritz. Dorian realizes that even the angel of Death must face consequences for his mistakes. Everything and everyone has an expiration date, and time is running out for Gwen. If they don’t find a solution, Gwen’s borrowed time will come to an end, and Dorian will lose the woman he risked everything for.

Both will have to make a life-changing decision. Dorian’s choice will result in either altering his very existence or losing Gwen forever. Gwen will risk everything to right Dorian’s wrong, and her decision may just result in her death.

This book includes an Aiden Blake short story. You've heard Gwen's side. Now hear his.

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Craved - Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Only $.99 ebook Audio book - Audible 
Deceived - Amazon /Barnes & Noble /Audio book - Audible
Coveted - Amazon / Barnes & Noble /Audio book : Audible
Hexed
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Romancing Redemption Pre-Order #NewRelease @bonnierpaulson

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Facing a life of prostitution or homelessness, Rosie Scott must make a choice centered on keeping her and her sister safe in the wilds of an unforgiving Montana land. With their background, the two girls need a fresh start.In Colby, Montana opportunities are as thick as needles on a pine tree. Savvy and independent, Rosie decides to take a chance and start a business, earning her the respect of many town residents. She catches the eye of two men. One interested in exploiting her past and one interested in redeeming her heart. But Rosie’s secrets and who she really is shadow her hopes for happiness. Can a man love her most when her past refuses to leave?
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Interview with Epic Fantasy author Travis Simmons

Today we’re interviewing one of my favorite Indie authors, Travis Simmons.  He is the author of The Revenant Wyrd Series, a fabulous epic fantasy.

        
        
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Q:  So, Travis where do you get your characters’ personalities from? Are they from people you’ve met or are they completely fictional?

A: Initially they were based loosely on people I knew, and then they morphed. As I grew older the characters changed to take on their own personalities. I think a lot of my growing up went into the characters, so we kind of grew together.

Q: Your descriptions of places like Mirror of the Moon or the Well of Wyrding, how did you come up with those?

A: This is a great question! The Mirror of the Moon was a completely made up place. I liked the idea of a temple to a moon goddess reflecting the stages of the moon so that on full moons the temple would glow a radiant silver, while on the new moon, it wouldn’t shine at all.

The Well of Wyrding is different. This is based largely on Yggdrasil that is fed at its roots by the Well of Urd (or Well of Destiny). The norns live at the base of the tree and it is their job to inscribe the fates of mankind on the roots. Urd and wyrd are pretty interchangeable. I chose wyrd because it already had a slight establishment in some fantasy and sci-fi (Dune for example). The other influence for the world tree came from the Tree of Knowledge of Life and Death from Christianity.

Q: What inspires you and where do your ideas come from?

A: I really have no idea where my ideas come from. Sometimes they grow out of a passing thought or some strange thing I’ve read online, other times they just pop up lout of nowhere.

Q: Do you have an author that you consider a mentor or someone you strive to be like?

A: I really used to try writing like Mercedes Lackey, but that wasn’t working out for me, so I delved into finding my own voice. I’m not sure I have any one person in the fantasy genre that I consider a mentor, but I have worked closely with a couple bestsellers, picking their brains on how best to market and succeed. I relied largely on Melissa Foster when it came to developing covers, and how to tweak them to be the best they could be while staying true to the story.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: An author. I’ve always wanted to be an author. Now that I’m there I want to be a hugely successful author. Not too much to ask, right? :-D

Q: What are you currently working on?

A: A lot! I’ve previously started a zombie series that has been picked up by PDMI Publishing. I’m working on the last two novels of that series as well as another fantasy series that will be a set of 9 novellas that deal with The Well of Wyrding and the nine worlds tied to it. Also I’m delving into some romance under a pen name so people don’t get confused between my wyrd fiction and my romance.

Q: If you could live in a world like the one you’ve created, would you? Which realm?

A: I would love to live in a world I’ve created! I think if I had to pick just one realm it would be the Holy Realm. They seem to have a pretty fantastic climate.

Q:  Have you always been interested in the fantasy genre?

A: Yes, always. I can read other things, but they have to have some fantastical element to them to keep my attention.

Q:  Do you feel a connection to any of the characters? ( I see myself in Joya personally)

A: I have a good connection with all of them. I think I’m mostly drawn toward Grace and Jovian. I see a lot of myself in Jovian’s dry wit and his seriousness. I also see a lot of myself in Grace with how rough she is on people she cares for to help strengthen them.

Q: Did you think your writing would be as popular as it is?

A: Gosh no. I still feel like people are fibbing when they say how much they like my stories! It’s wonderful to be honest.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: With another 50 books under my belt, cooped up in a hut somewhere in true hermit fashion.

Q: Are you planning anymore books for The Revenant Wyrd series?

A: Not with Jovian and Angelica’s storyline, no. I am planning another series that ties into theirs, but that’s not for a while yet, I still need to gather my thoughts on it.

Thank you, Travis, for giving us your time and letting us know a little more about you! 
Thank you so much for having me! I’ve really loved chatting with you about my work. :-D



About the Author: 

Travis has been writing since he was 14.  He began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" He always knew there was a "before" and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.
Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories. 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Wonder: Queen of Hearts 2

Synopsis:
An Exiled Princess.
An Ancient Tribe.
A Dangerous Stranger with Unknown Loyalties.

Dinah, the former Princess of Wonderland Palace, has been chased into the wilds of Wonderland after the brutal murder of her brother and the ruin of her impending crown. Now, as her half-sister Vittiore sits on the throne beside her Father, the brutal King of Hearts, Dinah finds herself alone in the forbidding Twisted Wood with only Morte, a homicidal beast, for company.

Hunted by the King and his army of Cards, Dinah struggles to evade those who long for her head, including Cheshire, the King’s clever advisor, who is slowly tightening his grasp around her. Spurred on by her rising terror, the former Princess finds herself at the center of a web of conspiracy reaching far beyond the Palace and deep into the mysterious Yurkei mountain tribes.
Even with the balance of an entire Kingdom at stake, Dinah knows something that her allies and enemies do not: that the most dangerous conflict of all has already begun as she battles the enticing rage that beckons her ever closer as love slips further from her grasp.

The second book in the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Hearts Saga, The Wonder takes readers back to the most wondrous and curious places in Wonderland, and continues this darkly addictive tale featuring one of the most infamous villains of all time.

But be warned…not every fairy tale has a happy ending.
This is the story of a princess who became a villain.

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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

The Wonder is book two in the Queen of Hearts series.  The story picks up where book one left off.  Dinah is still on the run and being hunted by the king.  There’s a mysterious man aiding her along the way.  Dinah is bent on avenging her brother’s murder and reclaiming her rightful place as Queen of Hearts.  As she changes from a lost child to a warrior driven by revenge, she’s reunited with Cheshire, the King’s advisor now swearing loyalty to her, and also Wardley her one true love.

This story was as fast paced as the previous book.  You’re immediately drawn in and captivated by the descriptions of the Twisted Woods and Yurkei lands.  There’s non-stop action and edge of your seat excitement as you watch Dinah’s heart slowly grow cold.  This is a unique twist on the Wonderland tale and definitely a must read for all fantasy lovers!

About the Author:

Colleen Oakes is the author of the Elly in Bloom Series and the Queen of Hearts Saga, both published via Sparkpress. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing, Colleen enjoys swimming, traveling, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She is currently at work on the last Elly novel and another YA fantasy series called Wendy Darling.
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One determined Journalist…. Freelance journalist, Genevieve Parker, has just been handed the biggest story of her career. But there’s one problem…Going undercover as a submissive in one of the most exclusive BDSM clubs in the world was more than she bargained for. But that’s nothing compared to the man she meets there. Andreas Contos. Her assignment. Gorgeous. Powerful. Mysterious. Genevieve is fascinated…intrigued. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before sexually really have to do with writing her exposé? Feeling confused and overwhelmed, every instinct tells her to run before her professional facade comes crashing down…before she has to choose between obligation and desire.... One elusive billionaire… Greek billionaire, Andreas Contos, is more than he seems. Between the powerful company he keeps and the secrets that lurk behind closed doors, trusting anyone is out of the question – especially the lush and sensual woman he just met. But there is something different about Genevieve – a guarded nature he’s anxious to penetrate. Unable to resist her, Andreas proceeds in taking her under his wing for the night to show her his world – a world of exquisite pleasure. As the two of them get deeper in exploring the eroticism of mind and body, danger watches them from the shadows….

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Bella Ross wrote her first book (a novel) at eighteen a la Jackie Collins. But back then, unbeknownst to her, life was about to take her on a detour. As she set off on her new course, her dream of writing took a backseat. But after many years of worldly pursuits, the urge to write returned. With her love of travel, it is no surprise that her ‘Wanderlust Series’ & ‘Club Pluto Series’ take place in glamorous capitals or exotic locales around the world. Its the perfect backdrop/setting for her characters to explore and indulge their lusts and passions, loves and desires. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or gallivanting all over seeking new inspiration, or people watching while enjoying a latte at Starbucks and jotting down ideas. She loves to hear from readers and looks forward to interacting through her social media channels. So stop by and say hi!

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Synopsis:
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…
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About the Author:

Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas, California, Missouri, Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri where she lives with her husband and two kids.  Before devoting herself full time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV.  When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Stay Release Day Launch

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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Alyssa Rose Ivy's STAY! STAY is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the third novel in The Empire Chronicles Series!

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STAY Excerpt:
“Then just kiss me already. Get it over with.”

“Kiss you? Are you kidding?”

“No.”

“I already told you I’m not sleeping with you.”

“Then just shut up.” She yanked on my shirt pulling me toward her. Her lips were on mine before I could process it. My lips responded immediately, greedily sucking on her bottom lip before pushing my way into her mouth.

She moaned, eagerly letting me in. My tongue tangled with hers, as I explored every corner of her mouth. Before my hands could do their own exploration she broke the kiss. “So much better.” She hopped down from the bar.

“Excuse me?” I was still spinning from the kiss. Had she really stopped that suddenly?

“Ok, let’s talk about the plan.”

“Now?” I asked with disbelief. “After that?”

“You could say thank you.”

“Thank you?”

“For easing the tension. It was thick enough to cut with a knife, but I preferred your tongue.”

“So that’s it? You just did that to ease sexual tension?”

“What did you think I was doing?”

“Giving in to your desires.” My eyes devoured her. Her tank top had pulled up when we were kissing, exposing even more smooth skin I wanted to touch.

“You mean our desires. There’s nothing one sided here.”

I glanced down at the bulge still obvious in my pants.“You’ve got that right.”

“You’re not a bad kisser.”

“Not bad?” I raised an eyebrow.

“I’d say you’re a seven.”

“A seven? I’m a ten. I’m a ten at everything involving sex.” I had no confidence issues in that department. No matter how pissed girls got at me, they never complained about the sex.

“But that wasn’t sex. Your dick wasn’t involved. I’m sure you rely on it to earn you points.”

“I don’t just rely on my dick.”

“Oh yeah? Well your tongue seems a little bit out of practice. Not using it much?”

“I use it plenty.”

“Oh. My mistake.” She licked her lips. “Anyway back to that plan.”

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About STAY:
  Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.

Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.  

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Finding Parker Book Blast





"Life's greatest treasures will never be held, purchased, or bartered for. They will only be felt."

Parker Bale has is a gentlemen is all respects. After graduating college and beginning the exhausting search for a job, he’s offered employment, unlimited expenses, and a new BMW by an extremely wealthy eccentric stranger. His new job?

Finding a woman to love. Not a particular woman, but he must look in a particular place. And he must sign a contract. Eagerly, he signs the contract without reading it.

Victoria Fisker’s father died immediately after her birth. Her bed-ridden mother’s addiction to pain pills requires her to be at home every moment she isn’t working as a prep cook. She has never been in love, nor does she feel loved at home. She doesn’t particularly trust people, has no faith in the male species in general, and lives a quiet life keeping to herself.

When Parker meets Victoria, he’s immediately intrigued by her lack of interest in people and her comfort in being alone. Victoria, on the other hand, only recognizes Parker as being a male and believes therefore he can’t be trusted.

Finding Parker’s characters embark on a journey. A journey in which they soon realize they’re finding love where they least expect it. Love for friends, love for family which may not be blood related, and for that one person…

The one who gives you reason to believe for the first time love just may actually exist.

"We fear what we don't understand, and we find serenity in what we're incapable of understanding..."
"Having the ability to feel is the greatest gift God has ever given..."
"Ask yourself through the course of each day, if this were my last day on earth, would I do anything different?"
"Live every day as if you're going to die at midnight..."
"The greatest rewards in life are provided to those who take the greatest risks..."

"One moment of unwelcomed silence is more disheartening than a lifetime of incessant screaming… And the silence deafens me..."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This Spells Trouble Cover Reveal

This Spells Trouble (2)It took some work, but Lynlee Lincoln has finally found balance between her life as a witch and her relationship with Beck Hale. A human boyfriend with two kids wasn’t something she ever planned, but their new arrangement lets her have her cake and eat it, too. Just when she’s getting comfortable, puzzling visions of impending danger at home begin to haunt her dreams. And if personal issues aren’t troubling enough, Lynlee and the entire organization of Neutralizers go on alert when a phantom creature begins staging magical episodes on live television. If they can’t put a stop to the sensational events, all hell will break loose in the human world. Can Lynlee keep both her new family and the world safe without getting swallowed up in the process?

 

 

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Trolling for Trouble- Olivia Hardin (2)FREE! Magical and undead creatures can get into plenty of sticky situations. Lynlee Lincoln loves her job as a neutralizer, but she needs a break from the supernatural chaos after an ultra-busy Halloween night. Coming home, she's ready to collapse into her bed and forget the day... until she discovers two children scavenging through her refrigerator. One look at the pair and she feels a tug on her heartstrings, then she learns their father is the man she spent years trying to forget. When Beck pleads with her to help save his daughter, Lynlee gets thrust into a heap of trouble.
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Lynlee Lincoln isn’t just a witch, she’s also a Neutralizer. Her job is a juggling act to keep magical and undead clients out of trouble. But getting back together with her old flame throws one more ball into the mix and romance with a guy who has two kids can get complicated. When her old mentor asks her to investigate the goings-on of a dark witch, things turn messy. The witch is stalking supernatural creatures to collect ingredients for a potion that Lynlee can’t seem to figure out. To keep those closest to her from becoming the next victims, she may have to confront the demons within herself.

Trouble with Holidays (3) And get the prequel to the series in A Christmas Yet to Come Anthlogy: Falling for a human who doesn’t believe in magic was the last thing Lynlee Lincoln needed. Beck Hale was a young architect and she was a Neutralizer-in-training—they were drawn together, but worlds apart. When Beck’s apartment gets flooded, she invites him to her home for Christmas. Lynlee tries to ignore the pull of the mistletoe, but after all, ‘tis the season.






olivia hardin pic b&w.jpg About the Author: When Olivia Hardin started having movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long, the writing bug had bitten her, and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is, until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again. Olivia has attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term “road scholar,”' and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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