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Saturday, 31 December 2016

December Favourites

Welcome to my December Favourites.
Here, you will find a list of the movies and books I watched and read in December and my favourite among them.

Books Read:


Favourite:



Lost in Wonderland
(The Twisted and the Brave #1)
Author: Nicky Peacock
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

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Movies Watched:



Favourite:

Friday, 30 December 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight - Lucy Trilogy by L.M. Pruitt



Burden
Lucy Trilogy Book 1
Winged Series Book 11
L.M. Pruitt
Genre:
Urban fantasy/paranormal romance
Publisher: SP Press
Date of Publication: July 26
Word Count: approx. 90K
Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:
All my life, I've had plans.

Dying the day before beginning the final year of my surgical residency wasn't one of them.

Finding myself drafted in the eternal war between good and evil wasn't one of them, either.

And dealing with friends, enemies, and lovers I don't remember?

Definitely not in my plans.

Blog Tour Promo - Under the Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair



Under the Spanish Stars
Author: Alli Sinclair
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Pages: 324
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Ecopy/Paperback

Book Description:
Previously published by Mira in Australia and New Zealand Amid the vivid beauty of Granada, a woman entrusted with unraveling a family secret will discover the truth about her heritage--and the alluring promise of love...

When her beloved grandmother falls ill, Charlotte Kavanagh will do whatever she asks of her--even if it means traveling to a country that broke her abuela's heart. Can an unsigned painting of a flamenco dancer unlock the secrets of her grandmother's youth in Spain? To find the answers she needs, Charlotte must convince the charismatic and gifted musician, Mateo Vives to introduce her to a secluded gypsy clan.

The enigmatic Mateo speaks the true language of flamenco, a culture Charlotte must learn to appreciate if she wants to understand her grandmother's past--and the flamenco legend that has moved souls to beauty, and bodies to the heights of passion. As Mateo leads her into the captivating world of the music and the dance, Charlotte embraces her own long-denied creative gift and the possibility of a future rich with joy...

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Promo Blitz - Breaking Evil by Kristina Rienzi



Breaking Evil
Author: Kristina Rienzi
Genre: Suspense/Paranormal
Date Published: December 15, 2016

Book Descritpion:
BECOMING EVIL
One year ago, Sera Murano chose evil. She left her human world behind to transform into an Ensoul, a rare and powerful demon, all to fight the evil she was about to become. Working for her father Lorenzo, the leader of all demons, she secretly vowed to overturn his plot to destroy humankind.

BATTLING EVIL

That is, until demon hunters attack Sera and her beloved, Damon, and the truth about the human-demon war is revealed. Torn between the human life of her past and the supernatural one she lives now, Sera must decide who is the worse enemy: evil or humanity.

BREAKING EVIL

To win the battle of her life, Sera is forced to do the unthinkable, taking drastic measures and risking the lives of those she loves most. She must fight to the death against the only supernatural leader she’s ever known, all for a chance to break the cycle of evil.

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Bookvie: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - out November 18, 2016 (USA)


Who's in it:
Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Steam Ahead! DIY For Kids by Sumita Mukherjee



Steam Ahead! DIY For Kids
Author: Sumita Mukherjee
Genre: Children’s Learning and Education
Date Published: 12 December 2016
Publisher: Sumita Mukherjee

Book Description:
STEAM AHEAD! DIY FOR KIDS is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction book for parents and children. It introduces kids between the ages of four and ten to the magic of electronics, game and toy designing, printing, understanding basic scientific principles and most importantly, they’ll have a blast making them. Inside this book you will find projects on LED cards, dance pads, handmade soaps, bubble blowers, Play-Doh circuits, cloud lanterns, scribbling bots and more!

Created by NASA STEM certified leader, Sumita Mukherjee, this book is jam packed with projects that will engage any bored child. The hands-on projects are broken into areas of practical implementation: Party, Build, Toys and Art. They have also been sorted according to levels of difficultly and STEAM relevance. Adding one or two experiments per week can get your child excited about science, inventions, science fair projects and overall classroom performance.

There is also a BONUS material list for STEAM DIY KIDS, to make it easier for parents to plan and prepare in advance.

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Promo Blitz - Indomitus Est by Robert W. Brady, Jr.



Indomitus Est
Author: Robert W. Brady, Jr.
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Book Description:
Imagine yourself, born into the suburbs, your parents working class people, your school nothing special.

Imagine that, for some reason far beyond your understanding as a very young child, a god that you didn't even know existed ear-marked you as his bargaining chip in a trade across realities.

Imagine that, from the time of that first first meeting and for your next eighteen years, that god - Anubis - threw everything he could think of at you, to break you, to torment you, to forge you into this thing to be traded.

And imagine that, at the end of it all, you passed all of the tests, leaving your life in a shambles, never knowing that you were being tested at all and, when the time came, Anubis appeared and tricked you into giving up your soul to him, only to make the trade and give you over to another god, named War, who by comparison made Anubis seem like a pretty nice guy.

I'm Randy Morden - welcome to my world. A world named 'Fovea,' where magic is real, technology the stuff of fantasy, and warriors with swords ride horses into battle, trying to stay one step ahead of their gods' will. I didn't ask for this life, but I promise you: before anyone ever knocks me down again, I'm going to have their blood on my knuckles, because a man can only be pushed so far!

Free Until the End of 2016

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Incompetent Gods by Gabriele Russo



Incompetent Gods
Gods Inc Series
Book 1
Gabriele Russo
Fiery Seas Publishing
December 13, 2016

Book Description:
In a dimension created by the ancient gods, most are now stuck working at Gods Incorporated. CEO Queen Louhi Pohjola, a mortal demigoddess turned vampire (on a diet), holds the planet in the palm of her hand and while she cannot by any stretch of the imagination be called a nice person, there’s worse lurking in her shadow.

Goblin, a bitter hybrid with childhood issues and shape-shifting abilities, has a grudge against the world. First on his to-do list is getting rid of the Queen and take her place by forcing the titan Ba’al to devour her.

As her friends and allies fall one-by-one into Goblin’s traps, the Queen’s fate seems inevitable. With no one left to fight, will Ba’al’s friends, a bunch of over-the-hill incompetent gods, be enough to stop Goblin from turning the world into hell?

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Freebie Promo - Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

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prejudice-meets-pride Prejudice Meets Pride
Author: Rachael Anderson

Book Description:
After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Girl of Glass by Megan O'Russell



Girl of Glass
Megan O'Russell
Fiery Seas Publishing
Young Adult
December 6, 2016

Book Description:
Two worlds...one glass wall...no turning back.

The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention, and new drugs have given the outsiders the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid – but it comes at a price.

Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, being trained to protect her little piece of the world that has been chosen to survive. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. But when outsider Kieran Wynne begs for Nola’s help in saving an innocent life, she is drawn into a world of darkness and danger. The suffering on the other side of the glass is beyond anything Nola had imagined, and turning her back on the outside world to return to the safety of the domes may be more than she can stand. Even when her home is threatened by the very people Nola wants to help.

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Monday, 26 December 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Light in My Dark by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden



Light in My Dark
Author:
Jean Gilbert & William Dresden
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 21st, 2016
Rogue House Publishing
 
Book Description:
Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.

Sixteen-year-old Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since her mother died of cancer four years ago. Much to her dismay, she is stuck in Glen Eden, a small mountain town in upstate New York that does little to fuel her hopes and dreams.

Another year of high school has begun, and with the Moon Dance only a few weeks away, Harper suddenly finds herself torn between the affections of two boys: her best friend Jack, and a new boy from the City named Knes who might not be from this world.

Strange things begin to happen in Glen Eden when Harper uncovers a mystery that involved her mother and a realm shrouded in darkness that lies beyond the wall... A realm that Knes intends to take her to. Only Jack stands in his way.

Light In My Dark, is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.

On sale for $1.99 for a limited time!

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK ¦ CA ¦ iTunes ¦ Kobo ¦ B&N

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31946783-light-in-my-dark?ac=1&from_search=true

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Bounty Huntress by Sheri Queen



Bounty Huntress
Sleepy Hollow Hunter
Book One
A Hotel Paranormal Story
Sheri Queen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wilda Press
Date of Publication: November 9, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0692803370
ISBN-10: 0692803378
ASIN: B01M226DL7
Number of pages: 163
Word Count: 40,422
Cover Artist: Kelley York, X-Potion Designs

Book Description:
Janda Gray’s a Lykoi—part werecat, part wolf—shunned by both sides of her lineage.

She yearns for the day when she can escape the disdainful glances and leave her home on the outskirts of Sleepy Hollow, NY. When she lands a lucrative bounty hunter contract, she thinks her life is finally turning around. All she has to do is lure her werecat target from the safety of the Hotel Paranormal.

Then she meets a werepanther. Her life will never be the same.

Alexander Holden, second-in-command of a powerful werecat clan, is accused of murdering the woman he was to marry. He must find the real killer to clear his name or spend the rest of his supernaturally long life on the run.

Complications arise after Janda falls for the man she’s supposed to be capturing.

Now she must decide if following her heart is worth risking everything, including the love they’ve found in each other’s embrace.

Love is about making sacrifices. Saving him is all that matters.

Bounty Huntress is the introduction to the Sleepy Hollow Hunter series, as well as a Hotel Paranormal story.

The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure—and sometimes for both.

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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Book Blast & Giveaway - The Battle for Christmas by Jeremy Hinshaw

The Battle for Christmas
Author: Jeremy Hinshaw

Book Description:
After training and practicing for the auditions, Andy’s friends excelled. Andy, however, failed miserably. When the positions were posted, his worst fears came true – he was the only angel not given a job for the birth of Lord Jesus.

Would Andy be the only angel not to have an assignment for this climactic event?

How did Heaven defend Bethlehem from the onslaught of Lucifer and his horde of demons?

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32190619-the-battle-for-christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016!


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY CBY VISITORS!

This year went by so quickly. I can't believe it's already over. Thank you all for being consistent visitors and engaging with my posts each and every day. I hope 2017 brings your great joy and prosperity.

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Saturday, 24 December 2016

CBY'S Saturday Current Reads - Hydro (Aurelia, Book 1) by A.C. Waltower


 MY SATURDAY CURRENT READS IS:


Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 7th, 2016

Book Description:

A nuclear war has utterly desolated Earth, leaving mankind in a barbaric state.
While the rest of the population tries to survive on a barren planet, a small number of people have fled Earth to Hydro, a secret compound on the Moon. Unsympathetic, the citizens of Hydro refuse to help anyone on Earth.
Seventeen-year-old Blake lives on Earth with his dad, Asriel, and little brother, Ronny. Unexpectedly, Blake’s dad becomes gravely ill. To save his dad, Blake attempts to escape from Earth to Hydro, where they have the technology that could save Asriel. With so many obstacles along his journey, will Blake be able to save his dad in time?

Buy Links:

Amazon US ¦ UK

Friday, 23 December 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Nine of Stars by Laura Bickle



Nine of Stars
A Wildlands Novel
Laura Bickle
On Sale Date: December 27, 2016
ISBN: 9780062437662
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager

Book Description:
Following on the heels of her critically acclaimed prequel novels Dark Alchemy and Mercury Retrograde comes the first installment in Laura Bickle’s dark contemporary fantasy series, Nine of Stars, a Wildlands Novel

Winter has always been a deadly season in Temperance, but this time, there’s more to fear than just the cold…

As the daughter of an alchemist, Petra Dee has faced all manner of occult horrors—especially since her arrival in the small town of Temperance, Wyoming. But she can’t explain the creature now stalking the backcountry of Yellowstone, butchering wolves and leaving only their skins behind in the snow. Rumors surface of the return of Skinflint Jack, a nineteenth-century wraith that kills in fulfillment of an ancient bargain.

The new sheriff in town, Owen Rutherford, isn’t helping matters. He’s a dangerously haunted man on the trail of both an unsolved case and a fresh kill—a bizarre murder leading him right to Petra’s partner Gabriel. And while Gabe once had little to fear from the mortal world, he’s all too human now. This time, when violence hits close to home, there are no magical solutions.

It’s up to Petra and her coyote sidekick Sig to get ahead of both Owen and the unnatural being hunting them all—before the trail turns deathly cold.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Water & Blood by Kristin B. McMichael



Water & Blood
Author: B. Kristin McMichael
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: November 20th, 2016
Lexia Press

Book Description:
Beaches, sun, and swimming was what Whitney thought she’d get when she moved all the way across the country to the Atlantic Coast. It was a chance to start over, a fresh start outside the paranormal night human world she grew up in. She was ready to be a normal human; one who didn’t have to worry about drinking blood or all the fighting that went on in that world.

Perfectionist Sam did everything well. He protected his family and friends as he swore he would. He had jobs to help everyone survive while they hid in plain sight. He even taught swimming lessons. His life was perfect, at least until Whitney showed up in his town. Without thinking of the consequences, Sam makes a choice to follow his heart for a change. That choice changes everything, maybe for better or for worse.

After one year of getting used to her new reality, Whitney discovers that maybe she was never meant to leave the night human world after all. Deciding to take swimming lessons, she is paired with high school hottie, Prince Sam as her friends called him. That one decision changes her life, and she’s quickly thrown right back into the night human world she thought she was getting away from. The only question is: Can she survive going back?

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33023494-water-and-blood

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Beyond Every Mirror by Christine Church



Beyond Every Mirror
Anachronistic Dimensions Trilogy
Book One
Christine Church
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Publisher: Grey Horse Press
Paperback Publication: 10-31-16
Kindle Publication: 11-30-16
ISBN: 978-0692782705
ASIN: B01MG56AW1
Number of pages: 370
Word Count: 130,000
Cover Artist: Christine Church

Book Description:
Beside his own image, Dane Bainbridge sees another; a ginger haired beauty--behind her, red mountains and clouds as if from another world. He's seen her his entire life, a life filled with glamour and fame... and loneliness. For the woman in the mirror is his one true love. But, this he does not know, not until he is dragged into her world--one of beasts and lands beyond imagination. One where his sacrifice is the only thing keeping her and the world in which she resides alive.

Once they are together, he remembers it all, and that knowledge means his doom for all eternity. But if he escapes her world, she will perish as will all others behind the looking glass. He is the key that keeps her alive, and she is the key that gives him hope. Can they break the curse that keeps them separated by torture and death? Can they escape together from a world that exists beyond every mirror?

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel

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Heir of Thunder
Author:
Karissa Laurel
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 26th, 2016
Evolved Publishing

Book Description:

The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne, unprepared to rule Inselgrau in his place. Weeks before Evie’s ascension to the throne, revolutionaries attack and destroy her home. She conceals her identity and escapes under the protection of her father’s young horse master, Gideon Faust. Together they flee Inselgrau and set sail for the Continent, but they’re separated when a brutal storm washes Evie overboard.

In her efforts to reunite with her protector and reach allies on the Continent, Evie befriends a band of nomads who roam the world in airships fueled by lightning. She also confronts a cabal of dark Magicians plotting to use her powers to create a new divine being, and she clashes with an ancient family who insists her birthright belongs to them.

If she’s to prevail and defeat her enemies, Evie must claim her heritage, embrace her dominion over the sky, and define what it means to be Heir of Thunder.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32070020-heir-of-thunder