Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes



The Star Catcher
Release Date: November 10th, 2013
Pages: 375
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Book Description:
Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.

Her kiss…the feel of her skin…the beat of her heart…For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.
Cali has been taken…

Armed with an amulet that channels the ultimate power of Faerie, Kellen searches for his love. However, control of the amulet’s energy comes with a price, and Kellen soon learns that Cali’s captor has plans for the stone. With the threat of the Star Catcher’s evil looming above Kellen and his kingdom, he’ll have to free the Heart of Faerie and break the curse the binds the Children of Danu to the darkness. But before that, he has to find his real father, the king. No pressure, right?

Kellen and Cali will battle bewitched armies and unknown foes as they fight to stay together. Will Kellen embrace his immortal destiny? Or will his world, and the man he is fated to become, be destroyed by The Star Catcher?

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Stephanie Keyes has once again delivered the goods…”—JB Johnston, Review, Brook Cottage Books

“The Star Catcher is everything you would want in a final book in a trilogy.”—Jackie Jackson, The Book Maven


About the Author
Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.

Photo courtesy of Kristina Serafini Photo http://www.kristinaserafiniphoto.com/

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***GIVEAWAY***

1-Signed Copy of The Star Catcher.
1-Star Child Series Swag Pack.

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Deep in Death by Colleen Helme





Deep in Death
A Shelby Nichols Adventure – Volume 6
by Colleen Helme
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Date Published: July 22, 2014

Book Description:
Running “errands” for her mob-boss employer, Joey “The Knife” Manetto, often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined. In the meantime, Uncle Joey has summoned Shelby to his office, where she runs into her former nemesis. Shelby inadvertently hears something that makes her fear for the lives of Uncle Joey and his hit-man, Ramos. This time, Uncle Joey is not sure he wants to involve Shelby in something he knows could get her killed. Keeping Shelby’s involvement to a minimum has disastrous results, sending Shelby on a dangerous path. As her investigation unfolds, Shelby finds death at every turn, and soon realizes she is in over her head. Can she escape from danger in time? Or will she find herself deep in death?


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Christmas In July Giveaway Hop - Book Of Choice or Amazon Gift Card


Christmas In July Giveaway Hop
July 22nd - 31st

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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 of one of the titles listed below or winner can choose their own book ((up to $10)). Alternatively, you may opt for a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Ends July 31st (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 Choices

   
  
So there you have my list of books. Enter the giveaway and then hop on to the next one.
Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Plantation Nation by Mercedes King


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Plantation Nation
by Mercedes King
Genre: Historical Fiction
Date Published: May 27, 2014

Book Description:
Sixteen year old Emma Cartwright runs away from her family’s South Carolina rice plantation after a slave is beaten to death. Determined to join the fight against slavery, Emma enlists in the Union Army disguised as a young man. Nothing could prepare her for the sacrifices needed—and for falling in love for the first time.


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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Borrowed Promises by Judith Ingram



Borrowed Promises
Moonseed Trilogy
Book 2
Judith Ingram

Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: May 31, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9890632-4-1
ASIN: B00JD0H2ZE
Number of pages: 249 pages
Word Count: 73,300 (approx.)
Cover Artist: Elaina Lee/For the Muse Designs

Book Description:
On the night of the new spring moon, a near-fatal accident propelled Victoria Reeves-Ashton over a century back in time to awaken in the body of Katherine Kamarov.

Now, after three months of pretending to be Katherine and laboring to repair relationships damaged by Katherine's brash and selfish personality, quiet and gentle Victoria finds that her heart is putting down roots in Katherine's world, in her family relationships, and especially in a deepening friendship with Katherine's winsome cousin Michael.

Hidden letters reveal the story of other moonseed-time travelers like herself-and Victoria realizes that she and Katherine will likely be returned to their own times the following spring. Tension mounts when a rich and handsome suitor applies to marry her, and Victoria must choose whether to accept him for Katherine's sake or to follow her own heart.

Ryan Ashton, the husband Victoria left behind, is baffled by the woman his wife has suddenly become. Unwilling to believe her story about an exchange in time, Ryan struggles to understand the stark transformation of his timid, remote wife into a sexually aggressive and captivating siren. Against his better judgment, he falls hard for this new woman who is a perplexing mixture of cruelty, sensuality, and tenderness, a woman who he suspects has the power to either break his heart or heal the aching loneliness he has lived with all his life.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Black Moon by Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill



Black Moon
The Black Moon Saga
Book 1
Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Date of Publication: 07/07/14
ISBN: 9780985027698
Number of pages: 283
Word Count: 68,000
Cover Artist: Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill

Book Description:
Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.

She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.

Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.

Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.

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About the Authors

Becca C. Smith:
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.

F.M. Sherrill:
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:

F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.

But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.

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***GIVEAWAY***

5 copies of Black Moon



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Book Of The Week: Almost True by Sarah Alva


Almost True (Book One)
Genre: Teen Romance

Book Summary:
Seth Harrison lies about everything: his last name, age, where he's from, who he works for. It makes his life easier since he has a habit of disappearing. Seth is a spy for the Project. Seth's job is to get close to the Test Subject by any means necessary, get their secrets, and disappear. He's hasn't really questioned much about his job until he meets his latest assignment, Molly Andrews. Not only is she insanely gorgeous, she's tragically vulnerable. When Seth discovers there are things even he doesn't know about The Project, things that endanger Molly, he realizes disappearing is the only way to protect her. Only this time, he doesn't want to disappear.

Click here to read the book.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - Smorgasbord by Jagjiwan Sohal



Smorgasbord
Author: Jagjiwan Sohal
Genre: Middle-Grade/Young Adult Comedy Horror
Length: 170 pages
Release Date: March 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0615971919
Imprint: Mythos Press

SYNOPSIS:
When Anna Lopez’s zombie attack video goes viral, no one could believe that the high school cheerleader had taken a bite out of the undead monster – and liked it! Now nothing will ever be the same for supernatural beings…because humans have discovered they taste freakin’ DELICIOUS!

And when a zombie boy gets in the crosshairs of a gang of hungry-human hunters, Julie, a young vampire loner, jumps in for the rescue. But now Julie’s got more than she bargained because taking care of a rambunctious undead creature who only knows one word (“brains”) is NOT easy. And when Julie and her zombie pal stumble upon on a crazed soccer mom, they find themselves on the run from a trigger-happy family who want nothing more than to grill them up for a neighborhood barbecue bash!

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


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom




Tainted Waters
by Maggie Thom
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Date Published: April 2013

Book Description:
He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her...

Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there, twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false.

Keegan, who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book, is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families, who own the land around the lagoon, are dying off.

Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed... including them.


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Book of the Year 2013 - Suspense and Thriller Turning the Pages Magazine

"I LOVED this book! It was fast paced and had me gripped from the start….. And talk about twists! Just when I thought I knew where this story was leading…… Bang!….. Plot twist!..." Orchard Book Club

"... Exciting story, loved the beginning introduction to Sam. She is a firecracker and had me chuckling... Another wonderful read from Maggie Thom..." Musing from an Addicted Reader

"...the book will truly keep you on the edge of your seat unable to pry yourself from it... Maggie brilliantly creates suspense and the atmosphere of unease..." The Most Happy Reader

"...What makes Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom stick out from the crowd is that you really don’t know exactly what you’re getting into..." The Queen of All She Reads


Excerpt from Tainted Waters

Dammit Dad, this is all your fault.
            That stopped her in her tracks. She closed her eyes as she pinched the bridge of her nose. Oh, God. She didn’t even want to think about what that meant. Or where that had come from. She hadn't thought about him in a long time... tried not to think about him.
She grabbed her cell phone, her car keys and her wallet from the kitchen drawer then walked out of her apartment before it closed in on her. Heading down the hallway to the back stairs, she quickly texted Cathy.
            ‘hey girl, drinks at maybelle’s?’
            Her watch told her friend didn’t get off work for another three hours and fifteen minutes.
‘can’t working late. tomorrow have a date. but saturday 5:30 maybelle’s. bbe.’
            Sam smiled at their made up text - bbe - beautifulist besty ever. It didn’t really mean much to anyone else but it had lifted Sam’s spirits more than once.
            ‘bbe. tx.’
            “Shit!” Her mother’s voice ran through her head telling her to watch her language, at the same moment she went flying around the corner of the stairs and smacked into someone coming up. Her body spun sideways, her back slamming into the railing that she desperately grabbed for as she stumbled down a step. Mouth open she looked at the debris of papers now spanning ten stairs.
            “Jesus. Can’t you watch where you’re going!”
            “My mother would give you heck for that.” She looked into a pair of gorgeous blue eyes that probably looked better when they weren’t glaring at her. Clapping her hand over her mouth before she said something else stupid, she shrugged, made an apologetic face and then raced down the rest of the steps.
            “Hey, I could use your help. Hey!”
            His plea reached her just as she was shooting out the exit door. The right thing would have been for her to go back and give him a hand, or so her mother would have told her. But she couldn’t. Even with her mom’s guilt hanging over her, she kept going. It had been tempting to turn around and tell him about her crappy day just so he’d know his flying papers were pretty minor but she already felt boxed in. She had to get out. Her twelve-year-old Grand Am was sitting in the middle of the parking lot. The heat from inside hit her like a furnace as she opened the door and slid in. The steering wheel was almost too hot to hold onto as she started her car. The electric windows whined in protest as they were lowered. It didn’t do anything to dispel the heat. Sweat instantly pooled under her arms, across her forehead and her top lip. Fanning herself with a magazine she’d left on the passenger seat, she turned on the air conditioner. It spit out lukewarm air with a cough. Deciding she needed a pick-me-up, she smiled as she thought of the perfect person for that. She picked up her phone and dialed.
            “Shelley. Hi. It’s Sam. Can I pick up DD?”


About the Author
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape.

"Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

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***GIVEAWAY***

$15 Amazon of B&N Gift Card up for grabs.


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Cover Reveal - Forbidden Forest Saga: The Dragon Holder (Book One) by Wilson Feliz

The New Series "Forbidden Forest Saga" Coming out next week through


with GMTA Publishing!


The first book in the New Series by 
Author, Wilson Feliz!



Be sure to check back here for updates and links to get your copies!

BOTW Nominations - Week 62

And the Book Of The Week Nominations are:

Click on the book covers to sample the works.

Dorm Room 210 (Teen Romance)


First Kiss & Broken Promises (Teen Romance)


Almost True (Teen Romance)


To Frick Frackin' Hell (Teen Romance)


Collision (Romance)


Which book would you title the Book Of The Week?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - Gathering Water by Regan Claire



Gathering Water
by Regan Claire
Release Date: January 26th 2014

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Della Doe Deare isn't like most people. Most people begin their life on the day they enter the world; the day they're born. Della, well, hers began on the day she turned eighteen. After all, it was the day she first heard her real name, and that of her mother. With nothing but a couple of duffel bags and a folder full of questions, she travels to coastal North Carolina to claim a house that she inherited from a grandmother she never knew.

She has two goals: discover why her mother ran away from home all those years ago, and avoid the family that had left her to rot in an inept foster care system. Hard to do when the family she's been trying to avoid is dragging her into an unimaginable world... a world on the brink of war, and both sides want her dead.

All Della ever wanted was to know who she was, but her journey to self-discovery might just lead to destruction.

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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Boogieman by Claire Amber



The Boogieman
by Claire Amber
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 21/04/2014

Tag Line: Would you shake hands with the monster that lives in your closet?

Book Synopsis:
We follow 6 young women into a collaborated dream sequence hosted by the urban-legendary Boogieman.

Who will stay and who will wake up in cold sweat after witnessing such abominations of imagery called "nightmares"? Our host thus accompanies the girls to 6 different worlds and the final 7th world in their dream where he will claim what he was promised to receive. They shall venture through the past events of the USA's 1950s, the future, a lone island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the lost tomb of pharaoh Aswadbomani, a haunted mansion, the Middle Ages and finally those who are left shall see the gardens of Eden. Meet our lovely ladies: Sarah, the self-proclaimed detective, Giselle, the smart one, Natalie, one gritty b***h, Elizabeth, the cunning explorer, Lucille, that one character who is prone to getting into dangerous situations and then the others have to rescue her, and Hellen, the cheerful Miss Goody Two-Shoes who went to sleep only asking for one simple sex dream. They are each given a chance of a lifetime. A chance to unlock secrets to their salvation, hidden within the symbolism of their dreams... and a few very steamy encounters.

How this creature that brought the girls together came to exist and what his motives and goals are will all be revealed. He has nothing to hide, but he finds amusement in letting people figure some things out for themselves.

Think what you like, but you have been warned. The host of dreams in not only mystical, cryptic, perverted and fun-loving, but has also been proven to be quite dangerous if not approached with caution. We do not share the same definition of "fun".

With all of that in mind, I ask you this... Would you shake hands with the monster that lives in your closet?

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***GIVEAWAY***

Physical and digital sketch of The Boogieman.
$25 Amazon Gift Card.
10 ecopies of The Boogieman.