Thursday, 5 May 2016

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - The Cilantro in Apple Pie by Kimberley Nadine Knights

The Cilantro in Apple Pie
Author: Kimberley Nadine Knights
Release Date: May 5, 2016
Keywords: coming of age, young adult, contemporary, romance, new adult, high school, suspense
Categories: Contemporary Young/New Adult
Pages: 310
ISBN: 978-0692657027
Imprint: Howling Wolf

One Liner: “Sometimes the oddest of flavors create the sweetest of bonds.”

Book Description:
Fragnut. Confused? Well so is everyone else at Lumiere Hall Prep when sixteen-year-old Rubie Keane rolls in from Trinidad and Tobago talking her weird lingo. Not that she minds the culture confusion; she's determined to leave the past behind her and be overlooked—but a certain stoic blue blood is equally as determined to foil her plans.

Gil Stromeyer's offbeat personality initially makes Rubie second-guess his sanity, but she suspects his erratic outbursts of violence mask a deeper issue in his troubled, charmed life. Despite his disturbing behavior, a gradual bond forms between the two. However, on the night of the annual Stromeyer gala, events unfold that leave Rubie stripped of her dignity and kick Gil's already fragile world off its axis.

Both their well-kept secrets are uncovered, but Gil's revelation proves that sometimes the best remedy for a bad case of lost identity, is a dash of comradery from an ally packed with flavor.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Kingdom from Ashes (Kingdom Saga #1) by Megan Linski

Kingdom from Ashes
(Kingdom Saga #1)
Author: Megan Linski
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: April 1st, 2015
Gryfyn Publishing

Book Description:

Princess Bennua is to be married. The daughter of a sultan, her duty is to marry a powerful yet cruel warlord to be her husband, sealing an alliance that will scare the desert of Sahrahn into submission. But the wedding is halted in place when the infamous Raider Prince, king of thieves and leader of the dark city Ashana, threatens to take her city by force.

Sacrificing her freedom for her country, Bennua agrees to accompany the Raider Prince on his travels if he leaves her homeland alone. Stolen from her charmed life Bennua begins to learn the truth of what lies beyond the palace walls and the suffering that plagues Sahrahn’s people. Bennua begins to plan her escape, but the more she learns from the thieves the more she finds herself becoming one of the them...all while falling hard for their leader, the Raider Prince himself.

Kingdom from Ashes is now PERMAFREE!

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Super Book Blast & Giveaway - In the Company of the Dead by Ciara Ballintyne

In the Company of the Dead
Ciara Ballintyne
Genre: Fantasy Romance (epic)

Book Description:
Ellaeva’s obligations to the death goddess leave her no time to hunt down her parents’ murderer—until both duty and revenge lead her to the lonely castle where Lyram Aharris has been exiled for striking his prince. As the castle falls under siege, Ellaeva and Lyram must fight to save themselves from political machinations and clashing gods—but the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Blog Tour Promo - Girls' Weekend by Cara Sue Achterberg

Girls’ Weekend
Cara Sue Achterberg
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: The Story Plant
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Book Description:
Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls’ weekend away, they can’t bring themselves to return to lives that don’t seem to fit anymore.

Harried Dani can’t explain why she feels so discontented until she meets a young gallery owner who inspires her to rediscover the art that once made her happy.

Dependable Meg faces up to a grief that threatens to swallow her whole and confronts a marriage built on expectations.
Flamboyant Charlotte, frustrated with her stagnated life and marriage, pursues a playboy Irish singer and beachside business opportunities.

All three of these women thought they would be different. None of them thought they’d be facing down forty and still wondering when life starts. What they do when they realize where they’re headed is both inspiring and wildly entertaining.

GIRLS’ WEEKEND is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy by an author who is quickly emerging as one of our most incisive storytellers.

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Promo Blitz - November Keys by Brian Turner and Michael Turner

November Keys
Brian Turner and Michael Turner
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Date Published: October 2014

Book Description:
Funny, Compelling, Unusual

A Riveting book readers will find hard to put down.

American gangsters take a very active interest in a run down English football club located in a sleepy village called November Keys which boasts an unusual history.Their main purpose is to take advantage of the club’s geography for their own dubious and very illegal means.

However, they do not allow for some tenacious villagers and things that go bump in the night to try and flaw their plans.

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Cover Reveal - Mystical by Michael Weekly

Michael Weekly
Genre: YA/NA Urban Fantasy
Release Date: December 8th, 2015
Limitless Publishing

Book Blast & Giveaway - Hand Over Fist by Michael Ross

Hand Over Fist
Michael Ross
Genre: Thriller

Book Description:
When an old friend disappears, Martin learns nothing is what it seems…

Martin Russell can barely face the future. With dismal life prospects and an estranged family, he is at the end of his rope. When an old friend, Hannah, elbows her way back into his life, Martin’s luck begins to turn around.

Hidden within the shadows of evil, there must be some good…

Ex-policeman Bobby Tanner lost everything one rage-filled night. Now he runs a reading group for alcoholics where he meets a young drug dealer, Zack, who disturbs him in a way that’s hard to define. Bobby soon discovers the teenager is in over his head and has been dealing with a despicable individual known as The Chemist.

The roots of evil run deeper than we imagine…

Martin’s lucky streak begins to unravel when Hannah suddenly goes missing, and he turns to a friend of a friend, Bobby, for help. Thrust into an underworld empire of corruption and half-truths, he learns his friend may not be who he thought she was.

In a shadowed world of deception, stalkers, and despicable drug dealers, Bobby and Martin must uncover the truth, and fast…

Several lives depend on it.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Promo Blitz - Apocalypse Orphan by Tim Allen

Apocalypse Orphan
Tim Allen
Genre: Sci-Fi / Alternative History
Date Published: January 2016

Book Description:
Commander Orlando Iron Wolf is aboard the International Space Station when a blinking light on his computer console alerts him to a fast moving comet headed for a collision with planet Earth.

With no way to stop the impending doomsday, the world descends into panic and anarchy. Massive transport ships are built to colonize the moon, and evacuation of a chosen few begins.

After a shuttle mission to study the approaching comet goes awry, Wolf is forced into cryogenic deep sleep, and the onboard computer assumes control of the ship.

Wolf awakens 50,000 years later to a wildly different earth. Endowed with incredible strength, he finds himself caught in a war between primitive tribes, and his survival depends on Syn, an advanced computer intelligence who has fallen in love with him.

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Super Book Blast & Giveaway - IndieLove Magazine by Sarah Gai

IndieLove Magazine
Sarah Gai
Genre:  Magazine

Book Description:
IndieLove Magazine is a new publication showcasing Indie Everything!!! From Independent Authors, Musicians, Film makers, Actors, Art, Etsy Crafters. With Bonus features such as content articles, recipes, DIY, not for profit and travel.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - The Enigmatologist by Ben Adams

The Enigmatologist
Author: Ben Adams
Release Date: April 30, 2016
Keywords: Humor, sci-fi, Elvis, conspiracy theories, crossword puzzles, American Southwest
Categories: Humorous Science Fiction/Mystery
Pages: 403
ISBN: 978-0692670606
Imprint: Devil’s Tower

ONE LINER: A detective unearths a secret that entwines conspiracies involving shape-shifting aliens, Elvis Presley, and Mary Todd Lincoln in, THE ENIGMATOLOGIST, a comedic sci-fi/mystery novel.

Book Description:
Twenty-something, John Abernathy is disillusioned. His job as a private investigator is unfulfilling, and he can’t find work in his chosen field, Enigmatology, the study and design of puzzles. He is about to quit when the National Enquirer calls. A woman in Las Vegas, New Mexico sent them a photo of someone who’s supposed to have died 35 years ago—Elvis Aaron Presley. And they need John to investigate it.

When the Elvis impersonator, Al Leadbelly, is murdered, John investigates, finding Air Force colonel, Alvin Hollister—convinced Leadbelly has information regarding Elvis's death—at the crime scene conducting his own investigation. John discovers great-great-great grandfather's journal—unearthing a conspiracy entwining Elvis, shape-shifting aliens, and Mary Todd Lincoln. When John finds Leadbelly, alive and wearing a sequined jumpsuit, John must help him escape before Colonel Hollister finds him, and discover if Leadbelly is really Elvis, an obsessed fan, or something more.

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Blog Tour Spotlight - Invisible by Jeanne Bannon

Author: Jeanne Bannon
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 60K

Book Description:
Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that...

For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.

Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.

Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…

When tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power.

A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.

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YA Insider Grand Opening Party 2016!

YA Insider officially opens on May 1! To kick things off, we have lined up an exciting time for you for the whole month of May with interesting games and lots of awesome prizes (raffle draws and instant prizes) with our Grand Opening event.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Of Brine & Blood by B. Longino Smith

Of Brine & Blood
(Brine Series, #1)

Author: B. Longino Smith
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Genres: Adventure, Romance, Young Adult

Book Description:
In 1700 century England, a women’s purpose is only served in a home. But Kitrina Harvey has no home and the only place she feels will keep the memory of her father alive, is at sea. However, when she inexplicably finds herself on the ship of the infamous female pirate captain, Charlotte de Berry, she may have counted her good fortune too soon.

While Kit may have found a family among the motley crew of outlaws, and perhaps even a special interest in a particular pirate named Gage, is she ready to be a pirate herself?

Kit must ask herself what she is willing to do to please the pirate captain, made even more complicated when she finds out that her life is much more entangled in Charlotte’s than she originally believed.

Can she kill even when she discovers that she and Charlotte share a common enemy?

Set atop the planks of the great Athena, Of Brine & Blood is a fictionalized retailing of one of history’s infamous female pirates, through the eyes of a girl coming of age among the contrasting themes of love, revenge and power. Liberally sensationalized, Of Blood and Brine, follows the twisting trail of Kitrina Harvey’s life, as she recounts Captain Charlotte de Berry’s own story of love, loss and murder.

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Release Blitz - Gabriel's Angel by Caroline MacCallum

Gabriel's Angel
Author: Caroline MacCallum
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
When destiny gets it wrong, a lifetime of true love hangs in the balance.

Gabriel Black doesn’t want to believe he’s been dumped, but when the texts, calls and sweetly scented letters from his long-distance girlfriend, Elle Cassidy, suddenly stop, what else can he think?

Just as well his family is starting a new life away from the rat race, which means he can find out what’s going on face to face. But when things don’t go to plan, he finds it hard to keep his cool. And when life gets downright creepy, Gabe’s hot temper quickly burns through his veins as he struggles to comprehend his situation.

When the dust settles, he learns that a twist of fate means he’ll have to navigate a new, never-before-trodden path if he’s to have Elle at his side. It’s not easy, danger lurks in the shadows and he has to fight to protect what’s his. But Gabriel and Elle have allies, the ghostly glow of the moonlight is their friend, family love provides breathtaking strength, and together they can face the future no matter how many soul-takers try to tear them apart.

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Release Blitz - A Murder in a Small Town by Greg Jolley

A Murder in a Small Town
Greg Jolley
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Publisher: Bison Publishing
Release Date: April 26th, 2016

Book Description:
Wiki Danser is used to living her life free and without a care.

With her long-time lover, Sara, beside her, she decides to leave the safety of her hometown in South America and venture to the US. As she drives across the country, two storms hit. One in the form of heartache and one in the form of fierce winds and raging snow. Forced to stop in small town Dent, Michigan to wait the storm out, Wiki has no clue of the third storm that’s brewing.

Jame Spiral is having a normal day at work… until bullets starts flying his way.

Hiding out in the local Quickee Mart seems to be the only way to stay safe from the storm building outside and the maniac that’s currently killing people. It’s there he meets Wiki. In his desperate need to make it across town, Jame and Wiki battle the winds and rain of the storm and the wrath of the shooter.

A jealous, raging madman is on the loose, setting targets and taking them out all over town. People drop like flies and no one knows who’s next. The town’s power is cut, leaving it in darkness and blocking them off from the outside world. No help is to be had as the storm continues to not only tear apart the town, but also enables a psychopath to wreak havoc on the town’s folk.

Who will survive once the winds die down and As the snow melts the bloodbath that’s drenched the town?

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Gatekeepers by Destiny Blake

Author: Destiny Blake
Genre: YA Time Travel
Release Date: April 26th, 2016

Book Description:
Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die

Andora died and she remembers every last detail of her gruesome death. One would think after going through that ordeal, she could face just about anything. She’s about to find out.

Soon after her death, Andora discovers that heaven doesn’t want her and hell doesn’t have room for her. She’s not about to question the latter all things considered. See, Andora wasn’t exactly a nice person and as far as faith goes, she only believed in herself. Come to think of it, she probably wasn’t scheduled to meet St. Peter at the pearly gates.

According to the Gatekeepers—the beautiful ones who stand guard over the afterlife—second chances are rarely given but Andora earns one anyway. The Gatekeepers decide where she should spend the rest of her life and off she goes, traveling through time to a historical realm of perpetual hell, also known as the early 1800s.

Andora begins life as a prairie girl, but soon faces another untimely death. Landing in front of the Gatekeepers for round two, she takes it as a sign. Desperate to live a more acceptable life, Andora quickly realizes that being good isn’t as easy as it looks particularly for those with mischief in their veins.

To make matters worse, her second-second chance is one she shares with another subject. A handsome rogue of a boy, Rebel makes it his mission to land in front of the Gatekeepers as often as possible. However, there’s a small problem with his plan. There’s no way to guarantee that the Gatekeepers will always be there to guide them into a new world and they soon discover that a fresh start is anything but a sure thing.

“We’re coming to your world. Welcome to ours….”
Gatekeepers by Destiny Blake

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