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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spread Some Indie Love Giveaway Hop - Win an Amazon Gift Card


March 31st - April 7th

Being an indie author myself, I'm all about spreading some indie love. The quality of the books from the indie scene has vastly improved over the past few years, and I'm happy to be able to showcase this on my blog. I recently stumbled across two books that I'm eager to read, so I figured I'd feature them today.

Show Some Indie Love for:

Unclaimed
Author: Laurie Wetzel
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy's defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don't know. He makes her feel safe--a feeling she's never experienced except in her dreams.

When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous--maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who--or what--MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart--it could cost Maddy her soul.

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Blog Tour Spotlight - Am I Going To Be Okay? by Debra Whittam



Am I Going To Be Okay?
Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief
Author: Debra Whittam
Publisher: Turning Point International
Pages: 253
Genre: Memoir/Women’s Psychology/Applied Psychology

Book Description:
Am I Going To Be Okay? is an American story with a universal message. Ms. Whittam traces her history in the form of stories about her all too human, and sometimes unhinged family; she throws a rope to the little girl living there, and in adulthood, is able to pull her out to safety, bit by bit.
Her history is peopled with folks from a different time, a time before therapy was acceptable, 12 steps unimaginable and harsh words, backhands and even harsher silences can be spun to appear almost normal. She writes of a mother who would not or could not initiate love nor give it without condition, and a father, damn near heroic at times, abusive at others, a survivor with his head down and his sleeves rolled up.
Ms. Whittam approaches her past with the clear-eyed tough but sensitive objectivity necessary to untangle the shame from the source. She speaks of the people that affected her life so deeply with an understanding of their time and place in American culture; a family not far removed from immigrant roots when men carried their own water, emoted misplaced anger, and with fresh socks and food found on the trail, were confident, unflinching and at that same time tragical- ly failing to the little ones they ignored.
Like many of us, details notwithstanding, Whittam responded by numbing, running and gunning. Alcohol gave her hope, soothed a crushed soul for a time and wrecked her on a train, until finally she had the courage to accept it wasn’t working for her anymore. It was time to stop drinking and take inventory and accountability. It was time to accept, forgive and move forward. She healed where she was broken.
It is in the telling of this story that Whittam teaches us the difference between just surviving and surviving well, the importance of shared introspection and a careful eye on the wake we leave behind in our actions. Her story is a guide to surviving abuse and addiction. It is also about witnessing and dealing with the shrinking faculties of aging parents in the unavoidable circle of life. Finally, she offers a realistic sense of hope, forgiveness and a life we can shake hands with. 

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18037265-am-i-going-to-be-okay-by-debra-whittam

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Sun and Moon by Desiree Williams


 
 
Sun and Moon
Author: Desiree Williams
Publication Date: April 28th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Name Before the Masses Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Lies I Live By by Lauren Sabel

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Lies I Live By
Author:
Lauren Sabel
Genre: YA Thriller

Book Description:
These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.

At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.

Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - A Pact of Lies by Matthew Siegard



A Pact of Lies
Fatebreaker Saga
Author: Matthew Siegard
Pages: 396
Released: February 13, 2016
Cover and map illustration: Christopher Schramm
 
Book Description:
In a medieval-era world of great men and new nations rising from the ashes of a fallen empire, Raven is a talented pain in the ass. A cynical, arrogant thief and fleecer, he has a dagger and lockpick up his sleeve and a comeback on his lips. He was once the younger brother of a boy who was prophesied to be an invincible warrior, and who was killed for that mistaken belief. Now he has only venom for causes and talk of destiny, happy to be a successful nobody. But when a mysterious job goes bad, he finds that the secrets he holds are vital to the coming war between the republic of High Iyanor and the necromantic dominion of Kishoria. He is captured and coerced by an Iyan captain into guiding an expedition to find a long-forgotten weapon before the Kishorians can reach it. He joins a team of soldiers and mages, and if the danger were not enough, his party includes not only another fated young warrior but a member of the jotunn race that killed his brother. Bitterly, he leads them beneath the Temple Among Worlds, and they fight through barbaric goblins and cosmic monstrosities, navigate dark mazes, and sabotage horrific traps. Raven is distrusted, but only he knows that he has been courted by the Kishorians with a promise: betray the Iyans, and walk away wealthy. When plans fail, heroes fall, and deadly secrets are revealed, Raven’s cynicism and self-interest is tested by the valor of his companions. He might lead his allies to ruin… or he might use his dark reputation to lure his enemies into his most daring con yet.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Alone by Kate L. Mary



Alone
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic/Zombie/Romance
Release Date: March 29th, 2016

Book Description:
A zombie novel.

For the past two years, Jules has floated through life.

When the virus was released it changed everything about the world. Jules lost her mom and her home, forcing her to live with the father she barely knows. Now, even as society works to rebuild, Jules still feels like she doesn’t quite fit in.

Then she meets Roman.

Even before the zombies, he only had himself to depend on. Brooding and rebellious, Roman isn’t anyone Jules would have pictured herself with before the zombies came. But now she finds herself willing to give up everything to be with him.

The attraction is too strong for either one of them to ignore, but Roman and Jules soon discover that the uncertainty of their new world extends much farther than just the zombies. When disaster strikes, Roman must race against the most terrifying clock imaginable to save Jules, or once again end up alone.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28579842-alone

Book Blast & Giveaway - Calling the Reaper by Jason Pere

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Calling the Reaper
Author: Jason Pere
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Book Description:
The time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Immurement by Norma Hinkens

http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2016/02/blog-tour-sign-up-immurement-by-norma.html

 
Immurement
Author:
Norma Hinkens
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Sci-fi
Release Date: December 9th, 2015
Publisher: Dunecadia Publishing

Book Description:
The earth’s core overheats. The sovereign leader vanishes. A young girl is the survivors’ only hope …

What little land is habitable is patrolled by cutthroat gangs of escaped subversives, but that’s not the greatest threat facing sixteen-year-old Derry Connelly, her brother Owen, and a ragged band of Preppers holed up in a bunker in the Sawtooth Mountains. Mysterious hoverships operated by clones are targeting adolescents for extraction.

Owen, is one of the first to disappear. To save him, Derry must strike a deal with the murderous subversives, and risk a daring raid to infiltrate the heart of the extraction operation.

But will the rookie leader falter when forced to choose between her brother and a clone who ignites something inside her she didn’t know was possible?

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Blog Tour Spotlight - The Bipolar Millionaire by John E. Wade II

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2016/02/18/pump-up-your-book-presents-the-bipolar-millionaire-virtual-book-publicity-tour/


The Bipolar Millionaire
Author: John E. Wade II
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Pages: 164
Genre: Memoir

Book Description:
John E. Wade II, retired CPA, author, investor, television producer, and philanthropist, reveals in his memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and how he has succeeded in living a balanced and blessed life, despite his mental illness.

Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors, all while battling mental illness.
Through his religious beliefs, personal perseverance, and the help of friends, family, and his mental health professionals, Wade lives an active, creative, and successful life.

His memoir doesn’t end with contentment at achieving a balance in his life, however. Instead, Wade expresses a determined vision for the future, aiming to assist humanity in what he describes as achieving heaven on earth through his writing, political and spiritual endeavors.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18021095-the-bipolar-millionaire-by-john-e-wade

Monday, 28 March 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Passage, A Dance & A Little White Dress by Kristin D. Van Risseghem


Check out the promo tour for the second book in Kristin D. Van Risseghem's YA fantasy series.


The Passage, A Dance & A Little White Dress
Series: Enlighten #2
Author: Kristin D. Van Risseghem
Release Date: April 13th, 2016
Publisher: Kasian Publishing
Purchase: Amazon


Synopsis via Goodreads:
It's been a week since 17-year old Zoe Jabril found out her best friend is a Guardian Angel, her boyfriend is a Nephilim, and a fellow classmate is a Fairy. What makes Zoe so special? She’s destined to unify Enlightens to battle evil—that is, if Demons don’t kill her first.

With ‘Project: Enlightens Unite’ underway, Zoe learns the history of the area wolf pack and realizes she's in a race against time to get her newly discovered talents under control. Despite struggling to fight a mysterious attraction to her new neighbor, rescue her boyfriend from Demons, and travel into Fairyland to convince the Summer King to join the fight, Zoe must still attend high school classes so her nosy parents don’t suspect anything is out of the ordinary before Demons can mount another attack.

Zoe will need all the help she can get, from the most unlikely of sources, if she’s to save her boyfriend's life and prevent the Devil from escaping Hell on her eighteenth birthday.

Book Blast & Giveaway - A Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Collection

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Twenty of today's favorite young adult and new adult authors have come together to bring you a collection packed with full-length, spellbinding reads sure to keep you keep you on the edge of your seat and up way past your bedtime!

But reader beware: These novels take everything to the edge--and not just the edge of your seat. With authors who aren't afraid to push the boundaries, you get stories that take everything to limit, creating whimsical reads that teens can actually relate to and that adults can enjoy, too.

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Pre-Order it today to save over fifty dollars from the cost of purchasing each book individually! 

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Divine Hotel by Nicole Loughan

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Divine Hotel
Divine Series
Book One
Author:
Nicole Loughan
Genre: Time Travel/ Mystery
Publisher: Can’t Put it Down Books
Date of Publication: 03/28/2016
ISBN: 978-0-9972024-1-0
ASIN: B019WVO0OE
Number of pages: 212
Word Count: 76,000
Cover Artist: Genevieve LaVO

Book Description:
Time is running out for Philadelphia’s Divine Hotel…One woman is tasked with saving two children who lived at the once majestic hotel but she soon learns that there is more to their history and the hotel than she ever thought possible. To save them she’s going to have to re-set the clock for everybody at the hotel and the only way to do that is to go all the way back to 1964. Righting the wrongs of the past will be no easy feat, because there are those willing to fight to keep their sins buried in history.

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Cover Reveal - The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts


The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Deviations by Anma Natsu



Deviations
Author: Anma Natsu
Publication Date: February 14th, 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult 

Book Description:
“We’re just deviants, that’s all. You, me, Taka. We’re deliciously, wonderfully deviant.” 

Scarred
Seventeen-year-old Miho has spent years struggling to deal with the aftermath of a tragic accident. Between the nightmares, PTSD, depression, and her parents’ abandonment, the burden of being the sole survivor has her near her breaking point. The darkness whispers to her, promises of release from the pain, from being a burden, if she is willing to give up. 

Battered
While the girls love classmate Shinji’s blond hair and blue eyes, to his father it’s all the proof he needs that his wife was unfaithful. Unwanted and unloved, Shinji is used to his mother’s hatred, his brother’s indifference, and his father’s violence. Male or female, he doesn’t care; his regular string of sexual partners helps him temporarily forget that he will soon have to leave the only person he loves, if he can survive that long. 

Controlled
As the first-born son, Shinji’s best friend Taka has known from birth that his future was not his own. He’ll go to the right schools, get the right grades, take over the family business, and produce a perfect heir with a perfect wife, just as his father dictates. Taka’s wants and desires are irrelevant; he can’t change his fate nor escape it, any more than he can protect the only person who keeps him sane. 

Attracted
Drawn to one another like moths to a flame, the three find themselves torn between what society deems acceptable and a happiness they never dreamed existed.


**On sale for $2.99 until April 1st only!**

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28940667-deviations?ac=1&from_search=1&from_nav=true

Friday, 25 March 2016

Blog Tour Promo - The Archibald and Jockabeb Adventure Series by Art Collins

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2016/03/05/pump-up-your-book-presents-the-archibald-and-jockabeb-adventure-series/


In the Forest
Author:
Art Collins
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: A&J Publishing
Genre: YA Fiction
Format: Ebook

Book Description:
When two young brothers, Archibald and Jockabeb, find and old leather map hidden in the forest just beyond their backyard, they can’t help but sneak out one night to follow its path. So begins the first of the boys’ amazing adventures. After a terrifying encounter with supernatural creatures, the boys meet a young Indian brave, Haktu, who shares with them the tragic story of how he was separated from his tribe and placed under an evil spell. The saga leads the two boys into Haktu’s secret world behind the forest mist, the power of the blue feather, and teaches them the importance of friendship and loyalty in the face of untold evil.

Buy Links:

http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Adventures-Archibald-Jockabeb-Book-ebook/dp/B015I1XKZM/?tag=cbc0d2-20

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Maneater by Cambria Hebert

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Maneater
(A Love in the 80's Novella)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Length: novella - this story is roughly 34,000 words (that does not include the bonus content in the back) which translates to roughly 110 pages (in a word document) - again that does not include the bonus content.
Format: Ebook Only

Book Description:

Watch out, girls. Here she comes.

There’s always that girl. She’s popular, beautiful, and has everything together. The one with the perfectly teased hair, arms full of colorful (but coordinated) bangles, and expertly painted bright-pink lips.
A teacher’s pet. Daddy’s girl.

Everyone loves her.

Because everyone is afraid to challenge her.

Kelly Ross is that girl. She uses her powers of popularity for good… her own good. She doesn’t care who she hurts.

She always gets what she wants.

Including your man.

When she walks down the hallway in her hot-pink heels and ruffled denim miniskirt, all the boys’ heads turn. And all the girls start whispering.

Man-eater.

There hasn’t been a single guy Kelly hasn’t been able to chew up and spit out.

Until now.

Kelly has finally met her match. He’s been there all along, and he’s the exact opposite of everything you’d expect.

SPECIAL RELEASE PRICE of $0.99!
Price will raise to $2.99 after one week.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28802938-maneater

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Give Us a Chance by Allie Everhart


 
Give Us a Chance
(The Wheeler Brothers, #2)
Author: Allie Everhart
Publication Date: March 12th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Bookvie: Allegiant - out March 10, 2016 (UK)


Who's in it:
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight - In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks

http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/now-scheduling-one-month-tour-for-in.html



In Her Eyes 
Author: Wesley Banks
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Chasing Pace Publishing
Date of Publication: 3/14/16
ISBN: 978-0-9861934-2-2
ASIN: TBA
Number of pages: 264
Word Count: 57,000
Cover Artist: Dane at eBook Launch

Book Description:
When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.

New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no long bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.

Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt. But more importantly Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.

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Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Two Brothers: Species by Sofia Diana Gabel



Two Brothers: Species
Author: Sofia Diana Gabel
Genre: YA Sc- Fi

Book Description:
The third and final book in the Ramtalan Triology brings Argus and Tai Dachel to a critical juncture in their lives. Struggling to maintain some sort of normalcy, the boys soon discover that they’ll never be the same and those around them, including Argus’s girlfriend Lola, are in danger from the Invaders and the government agency AURA. With enhanced abilities, Argus has to come to grips with being different from his brother, and being an enemy to the Ramtalans he thought were his friends. When hyper-intelligent, powerful Argustine Lenox and his sister, Galena, threaten to cleanse the Earth of humans and New Breeds, Argus and Tai have a difficult decision to make. Which side do they join? The Invaders accept him, while the Settler Ramtalans consider him dangerous. As if that’s not enough, Argus is on the brink of adulthood and must choose what sort of man he wants to be; defiant, compassionate, strong or all three. Nothing will matter though if he can’t save the Earth.

Buy Links:
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Book Blitz & Giveaway - An Eclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2) by Adelle Yeung



An Eclipsing Autumn 
(The Cycle of the Six moons #2)
Author: Adelle Yeung
Release Date: March 25th, 2016

Book Description:
Deciding last minute to stay in Starrs, Michelle continues her epic adventure as Goddess. After all, learning how to save the world sure beats a year of pre-calculus. With her friends by her side, Michelle travels to a city of scholars to learn the lore of the Cycle of the Six Moons.

At first, the exotic retreat turns romantic, as Michelle spends her free time exchanging sweet letters with the crown prince, Jayse. But, during her studies, Michelle learns something that drastically changes her game plan. Powerful blood must be spilled to end the Cycle…blood that only runs through her veins and the prince destined to fall in love with her.

During a celebration honoring their enlightenment, Michelle and Jayse are whisked off to a rogue city as trophies of a tournament, where only the strongest can claim a taste of their blood. Gallant as ever, their guardian, Gediyon, enters to prevent harm to his friends. Unfortunately for the contestants, the Cycle’s latest trial prevents everyone from waking from a cursed slumber…


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