Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Book Blitz Interview & Giveaway - The Perfect Boyfriend by Renee Novelle




The Perfect Boyfriend (Boyfriend #2) 
by Renee Novelle
Publication Date: July 27th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

The Perfect Boyfriend picks up right where we left Reagan and Ian in The Boyfriend List.

As their friendship blossoms quickly into a steamy romance, Reagan and Ian have to learn to navigate their shifting relationship…and everything that entails. But their newfound bliss doesn’t come without a few unexpected challenges.


In the midst of realizing just how sweet the romance can be between them, and all the benefits of their new dynamic, Reagan is informed that her ideal situation has changed. Not only will she need to begin taking on more classes to speed up her graduation date, but she’ll also have to start looking for a job to supplement her fading income. Meanwhile, Ian has chosen to pull out of school once his father is diagnosed with a terminal illness in order to help manage the family business and spend time with him while he still can. But he wrestles with the guilt of leaving Reagan behind, and the pressure of his new responsibilities.


As the two meet their new challenges head-on, they’ll be forced to discover whether or not they’re as compatible as lovers as they were as friends. With their focus pulled in so many directions, will they have what it takes to keep a long distance relationship alive? Can Ian prove that he’s still be the perfect boyfriend, or will they fold to statistics under the growing tensions of their lives? Throw in some manipulative exes, a new boss with an inflated ego, and a co-worker from hell and the two have a recipe for either a fairy tale ending, or a complete disaster.


The Perfect Boyfriend is a New Adult Romance about trust, love, and discovering the true depths of personal strength.



Buy Links:

Book Blitz Interview & Giveaway - Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden



Stolen Dreams
Cassie Scot, Book 4
by Christine Amsden

Genre: Urban fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, new adult
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Date of Publication: June 25, 2014 (ebook)
October 15, 2014 (paperback)
Number of pages: 260
Word Count: 84,000
Cover Artist: Ural Akyutz

Book Description:
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own?

Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Echoes of Paradise by Deanna Kahler



Echoes of Paradise
The Afterlife Series
Book 1
Deanna Kahler

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Visionary Fiction
Publisher: Rose Petal Publications
Date of Publication: Originally Released 1/1/2014
Reprint / New Cover 6/21/2014
Number of pages: 228
Word Count: 54,937

Book Description:
Connor’s dead. But she can still feel him. Is it just her imagination or something more? Celeste wants to know. And she’ll stop at nothing to find out.

A once-aspiring artist, Celeste is going through the motions of life. She’s stuck – in a job she doesn’t love, with a man who isn’t right for her, in a web of painful memories from the past. Adding to her despair is the sudden and unexpected death of Connor, her true love. As she struggles to make sense of the world around her, strange coincidences and mysterious events lead her to question her sanity. When the happenings persist, she wonders if Connor’s spirit is trying to tell her something. Her jealous husband Dave insists it’s all just her imagination. But when Celeste’s young son has an experience of his own, she is determined to uncover the truth.

Join Celeste as she risks her marriage, her career, and her own safety to escape the demons from her past and unravel the mysteries of life and death. With so much uncertainty, there’s only one thing Celeste knows: her world will never be the same.

Buy Links:
Amazon ¦ BN



Book Blitz & Giveaway - Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard


IFB is hosting the promo tour for the third and final book in Susan Dennard's steampunk, zombie trilogy. Continue below for a sample and a cool giveaway.

17902141
Strange and Ever After
Series: Something Strange & Deadly #3
Release date: July 22nd, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis via Goodreads:
In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.


Buy Links:
Amazon | B&N


Read an Excerpt from Strange and Ever After HERE.

Character Recap



Eleanor Fitt: Eleanor is a sixteen-year-old who loves Shakespeare quotes and buttered toast. Though her family used to rank among Philadelphia’s high society, ever since her father died, all the Fitt wealth and status has dried up. All Eleanor wants is for her older brother, Elijah, to come home so the family can go back to normal—or at least get out of their current dire financial straits. If Elijah doesn’t return, Eleanor might have to marry—and that’s not something she’s even close to ready for.


Joseph Boyer: As the leader of the Spirit-Hunters, Joseph is a stern but compassionate man. He believes in doing what’s right—always—and nothing can change his mind once it’s made up. Because of his beliefs, his magical powers, and his voodoo training, Joseph has made it his mission to rid the world of necromancy, ghosts, and walking Dead.

See original post HERE.

Susan DennardAbout the Author
Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. Strange and Ever After is the conclusion to her trilogy, which includes A Darkness Strange and Lovely and Something Strange and Deadly. Among the traits she shares with her heroine Eleanor are a weakness for Shakespeare quotes, a healthy appetite for baked goods, and an insatiable curiosity. Sadly, Susan does not get to wear a corset or wave a parasol on a daily basis.


Author Links:






The Complete Series
---------------------------------------------

a-dawn-most-wicked-a-something-strange-and-deadly-novella something-strange-and-deadly a-darkness-strange-and-lovely strange-and-ever-after

 




Signed trilogy (USA) and ecopy of Strange & Ever After (INT) up for grabs.


Book Blitz Organised by:

Book Blitz - Meet Me in Barcelona by Mary Carter



Meet Me in Barcelona
Author: Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Genre: Mainstream fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle/MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audo, Unabridged

Book Summary:
A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation.

Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend—until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake—and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it.

Mary Carter's intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try—and often fail—to truly know the ones we love.

Buy Links:
AMAZON ¦ B&N


Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Glimpse of Darkness by Nicole Delacroix



Glimpse of Darkness
Volume 1: Chronicles of the Cursed
Nicole Delacroix
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Number of pages: 367
Word Count: 68183
Cover Artist: Javier Charro

Book Description:
Charlene (Charlie) Bennett is a simple waitress in the wilds of Hyder, Alaska whose father has just gone missing. Isolated and alone, her fathers' disappearance is nothing new to her, but this time things are a little different.

For starters, there is a handsome stranger, Daniel that has come to town and while Charlie has never taken more than a passing interest in strangers, she has an immediate and intense attraction to this one. Secondly, she's soon to find out that this stranger isn't what he appears. He's about to throw Charlie's entire world into a major upheaval.

Now Charlie has to decide if she believes this strangers' incredible story and follow Daniel or if she wants to stay in the only home she's ever known for an uncertain future and an absentee father. As she comes to terms with what Daniel shows her, she realizes that he's the only true thing in her life and leaves everything she knows behind to follow the handsome stranger.

Buy Links:
Amazon ¦ B&N



10 Fun Facts

1. My childhood dream is to live in London, England.  I love everything British and even drink imported English tea like a closeted Brit.  (Shhh, don’t tell anyone)

2. I’m fluent in many languages – Sarcasm, Profanity and Double Entendres, just to name a few. (Bet you thought I was serious)

3. I’m incredibly clumsy and have tripped over my own two feet more times than I can count.  Mostly it happens when I’m wearing flat shoes and on even pavement.  I’ve never taken a fall wearing high heels.

4. Speaking of shoes, I spend more money on shoes (preferably platform boots please) than I do on fixing my car, groceries or anything else.  I have multiple pairs that are far too high for me to wear that I still have in boxes.  I refuse to get rid of them, eventually I will wear them.

5. I subscribe to a theory of radical honesty, meaning that I do everything in my power to not tell a lie.  I do however, refuse to tell anyone my correct age, and I never will.

6. I believe in ghosts, so much so that I’m convinced that there was a ghost of a nurse in my childhood bedroom.  I’m still scared to sleep alone in that room.

7. I refuse to eat any food that has feet or face still attached to it.  So peel and eat shrimp, crab legs, lobster, fish, etc., I won’t even eat if it’s on the table.  It just freaks me out.

8. I’m scared of most all bugs, snakes and general creepy crawly things, except spiders.  Spiders are cool and don’t scare me at all.

9. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever!  I keep jars of candy and sweets all over my home, work and car.  I always have something, even if it’s only gum.

10. I hate having my picture taken, and my mother insists that there is more footage of Bigfoot than there is of me. (She’s probably right too)


About the Author
Nicole Delacroix was born in Frankfurt Germany to a German mother and American Military father. Her parents instilled in her a deep love of the written word and a profound respect for literature in all forms. So it's little wonder that from the moment she could first write she knew that writing would always be a part of who she is. From short stories to dabbling in scriptwriting she passes her time with her day job as an IT professional but feverishly writes well into the night. Her passion for literature encompasses many different genres but her heart beats true with fantasy and science fiction. She's fiercely loyal to friends and family and is eagerly awaiting the day when she can move to London England, her childhood dream.

Author Links:








***GIVEAWAY***

5 sets of signed paperback copies with beaded bookmarks.

5 beaded bookmarks.

Open to US Shipping.



Blog Tour Organised by:

Beach Reads In August Giveaway Hop - Book Of Choice or Amazon Gift Card


Beach Reads In August Giveaway Hop
August 1st - 15th

Hosted by Stuck In Books

Several blogs are taking part, so there's lots of amazing gifts to be won. Check out the rules of the other blogs. I will choose a winner within 5 days following the end of this contest. I will contact the winner via email. Winner will also be announced on this page.


***Giveaway***

My giveaway is for a Book of Choice from The Book Depository (up to $10)) or a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Ends August 15th (midnight GMT).

International.

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. The winner will be posted on this page after the winner responds. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

My Book Choice


So there you have my recommended beach read. Enter the giveaway and then hop on to the next one.
Thanks and good luck to everyone!



Book Of The Week: Searching For The Light by VeryVeryMagical


Searching For The Light

Click here to read the book.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - The Lost Catacomb by Shifra Hochberg





The Lost Catacomb
by Shifra Hochberg

Book Summary:
An intoxicating blend of Vatican thriller and heart-rending love story, THE LOST CATACOMB is a stunning debut novel set against the backdrop of the Holocaust in Italy. At its heart is Nicola Page, a beautiful young art historian who flies to Rome to assess a newly discovered catacomb of enigmatic provenance. Its magnificent frescoes hold the clues to a centuries-old murder and the existence of a fabled treasure from the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.

Assisted by a handsome Italian archaeologist, Nicola is quickly drawn into a tangled web of intrigue and peril, masterminded by a powerful priest who is determined to destroy those who would reveal the dark secrets of the past. And as Nicola uncovers layer after layer of this deadly past, she is brought face to face with shocking facts about her own family history—facts that will forever change the course of her life.



Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK ¦ DE ¦ FR ¦ ES
IT ¦ IN ¦ JP ¦ AU ¦ BR ¦ CA ¦ MX

BOTW Nominations - Week 63

And the Book Of The Week Nominations are:

Click on the book covers to sample the works.

Stitched (Teen Fiction / Science-Fiction)


Searching For The Light (Teen Fiction / Mystery)


First Kiss & Broken Promises (Teen Romance)


To Frick Frackin' Hell (Teen Romance)


Which book would you title the Book Of The Week?

Friday, 25 July 2014

Cover Reveal - Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager


Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager

Anaiah Romance


Release Date: December 2, 2014

Book Summary:
Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear.

Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds herself loosening her grip on her old life little by little. Unfortunately, things on the vineyard aren’t as simple as they seem. There’s a secret here, and when the truth comes to light, Tess is forced to reconsider every plan she’s ever made.



About the Author
Courtney Rice Gager graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in creative writing. Courtney is also the author of The Buggy List. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.

Author Links:
Website ¦ Twitter ¦ Pinterest ¦ Goodreads ¦ Facebook ¦ Google+ ¦ Amazon

Bookvie: Love, Rosie - out October 22, 2014 (UK)


Who's in it:
Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke

What's it all about (book blurb from Goodreads):
Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way...

From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S. 

She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She's pregnant by a boy she'd gone out with while on the rebound from Alex. 

Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn't done with them yet.

From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page.

Love, Rosie Official Trailer #1



Movie Stills: