Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Crime and Catnip by T. C. Lotempio



Crime and Catnip
Author: T. C. Lotempio
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Date Published: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime

Book Description:
While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.

As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Withhold by Andrea Pearson



Withhold
(Mosaic Chronicles, #9)
Author: Andrea Pearson
Publication date: July 18th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

Book Description:
With the lives of everyone she holds dear at stake, will Nicole be able to do what it takes to stop the evil surrounding her?

In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.

With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.

Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35108986-withhold?ac=1&from_search=true

Cover Reveal - Caged Trilogy by HG Lynch


Run
Author: H.G. Lynch
Publication Date: March 19th, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

CBY'S Saturday Current Reads - The Brothers Three by Layton Green


 MY SATURDAY CURRENT READS IS:


Genre: NA Fantasy
Release Date: March 14th, 2017

Book Description:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be plunged into a dangerous fantasy world?

The Blackwood brothers from New Orleans are about to find out. Youngest brother Will dreams of escaping his mundane life as an apprentice contractor. Caleb is a bartender whose charm and good looks see him through life. Val, the eldest, is a high-powered attorney who hides the fact that he can perform parlor tricks with his mind.

The brothers’ lives are changed forever when they receive a belated inheritance from their father: a staff with a mysterious stone on top, a pair of rogue’s bracers, and a sword that Will can barely lift. Searching for an explanation, it is not until a strange key whisks the brothers across time and space, into a terrifying version of New Orleans ruled by wizards, that the brothers accept the truth and undergo a perilous journey home. With the help of an alluring but deadly adventuress, they must break into the keep of a sorcerer known for his love of diabolical games, find a trio of enchanted talismans, and somehow defeat an evil wizard who can raise legions of the undead to do his bidding.

It seems the brothers have found their adventure. But will they live to tell the tale?

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Cauldron Stirred by Judith Sterling



The Cauldron Stirred
(Guardians of Erin, #1)
Author: Judith Sterling
Publication Date: July 21st, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Book Description:
Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life.

At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her.

But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35480101-the-cauldron-stirred

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Gybe by Kristi M. Turner

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Gybe
Author:
Kristi M. Turner
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: August 28th, 2016

Book Description:
Nicole is an 18-year-old, juvenile delinquent who desperately wants to take control of her life but must find a way to overcome her own self-sabotage and a judge who won’t easily let her escape her past. She keeps food on her plate and clothes on her back by stealing. It is far from the life she wants, but she has known little kindness in her life and, therefore, gives little back. When Judge Newton charges her for the first time as an adult, Nicole recognizes a separating path: She can stay on her path to destruction or she can accept the unexpected generosity of the Kutcher family, whose house she is charged with burglarizing.

Child psychologist, Cynthia Kutcher, believes she can help Nicole confront her anger and build back the self-worth she lost when her father abandoned her to a drunken uncle after her mother’s death.

Along the way to building a more valuable life, Nicole meets Keagan, an affluent young man with whom she begins an often overwhelming love affair despite the conflicts their disparate pasts bring.

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Arabella and the Battle of Venus by David D. Levine

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Arabella and the Battle of Venus
Author:
David D. Levine

Book Description:
The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue in the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alt-history series!

The swashbuckling Arabella Ashby is back for brand new adventure in the ongoing story of her life among the stars.

Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.

To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon.

Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can’t discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate.


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Promo Blitz - Raise the Curtain by Kirkby Hall



Raise the Curtain
Author: Kirkby Hall
Genre: YA Romance
Date Published:  June 2017

Book Description:
Seventeen-year-old Alexa Cross is desperate to get to Broadway, but when she receives a failing math grade, hopes of a scholarship disappear. Now she’ll need her father’s help to achieve her dream. The only problem is he doesn’t consider her choice of careers to be sensible and after the pain her family has suffered, Alexa can’t go against his wishes. Trapped between a family she loves and her love of the stage, Alexa will have to find another way to achieve her dream or settle for what her father wants.

West Howell does his best to keep his head down and go unnoticed. It’s easier to be cut off than to try to explain to people why he’s so screwed up. After all, he can’t afford to get into any more trouble. When he’s recruited to tutor the hot, prissy girl from math, he never expects to fall in love with her. Or that she might be the one person who can relate to him.

Together, they may find a way to heal each other and get what they both desperately need, as long as Alexa’s father doesn’t decide that the one thing worse than his daughter’s love of the stage is her love for West.

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Cover Reveal - Anticipation by S.D. Thomas


Anticipation
Author:
S.D. Thomas
Genre: YA Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - One Broken Day by Melissa MacVicar

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One Broken Day
Author:
Melissa MacVicar
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Book Decription:
After a notorious school shooting leaves her a shadow of the girl she once was, seventeen-year-old Lizzie Beringer moves to Nantucket Island. There, Lizzie vows to hide her identity as the shooter’s sister. All her efforts to fly under the radar, however, are complicated by her P.T.S.D. and the attention she receives from two competing boys. While fending off the not-so-subtle advances of popular athlete Michael Wickersham, she must also deal with her growing feelings for her shy lab partner Gage Pike. Gage may act like he’s all wrong for her, but the pull between them is undeniable.

Under the threat of discovery and the possibility of testifying in a televised trial, Lizzie fights to keep her secrets and start her life over.

One Broken Day is a brilliantly imagined story exploring the ways we are all broken and at the same time, offered redemption in the most unexpected of places.

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Author Interview & Giveaway - The Day Trip by Stephen W. Cheshire

The Day Trip
Author: Stephen W. Cheshire
Genre: Sci Fi / Action / YA
Pages: 230
Language: English
Publication Date: December 27th, 2016

Book Description:
Girls, guns, and of course some very good friends. Bradley Harrison is your everyday teenager and can’t ask for much more out of high school life. He spends his senior year looking forward to college, scoping out good-looking women, and blowing off steam at the local gun range.

However, a trip to the Big Apple is going to change his life forever. An alien species called the Armazoids, way ahead of our time lands in New York the night before and starts an invasion. Bradley has to guide a small group of people through an infected city.

But what happens when the girl he loves, her best friend, another pupil he hates plus the teacher he despises are kidnapped by the invaders. How does he get them back to Earth? Can he help prevent another invasion in the close future? You tell me!

Only $0.99 on Amazon!


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34629173-the-day-trip

Cover Reveal - Demon's Blood by Lissa Bilyk


Demon's Blood
Author:
Lissa Bilyk
Genre: YA Paranormal

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt - Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie



Chasing Shadows
Author:
Bernadette Marie
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Date Published: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing

Book Description:
Someone has decided to become the moral compass for the women in town, and now they're turning up dead. It will be up to Detective Lacy Pratt to find their killer before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims, marks her as a target.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Dream Me by Kathryn Berla


 
Dream Me
Author: Kathryn Berla
Published by: Amberjack Publishing
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Time-Travel, Young Adult 


Book Description:
Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams… 

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams?

Can a dream become a reality?

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33350801-dream-me?ac=1&from_search=true

Book Blitz & Giveaway - I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter



I Stop Somewhere
Author: T.E. Carter
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: February 27th, 2018
Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)

Book Description:
THE LOVELY BONES meets ALL THE RAGE in a searing, heartbreaking contemporary story of a lost teenager, and the town she leaves behind.

Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.

But then the unthinkable happens and Ellie is trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her.

The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

TE Carter’s stirring and visceral debut not only discusses and dismantles rape culture but also makes you slow down and think about what it is to be human.


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29751533-i-stop-somewhere

Promo Blitz - Love on the Line by Kristen Fullmer



Love on the Line
Author:
Kristen Fullmer
Genre: Romance
Date Published: June 2017

Book Description:
Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and every right to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.

Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women, he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl is too small and… feminine. She’s a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.

Will Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt - The Day Job is Murder by Carolyn Arnold

Netflix — A writer’s inspiration for a cozy mystery series

 
The Day Job is Murder 
Author: Carolyn Arnold

Book Description:
Is it just me or is Netflix addicting? With an endless number of movies and television shows, and no commercials, us mere mortals don't stand a chance. And, I must say that I am happy they're around. In fact, there's one series of shows, I have enjoyed many a night. The show is better than warm milk (and doesn’t give me bad breath), but we'll have to become better acquainted before I give up what program I'm talking about. I also usually enjoy a bit of Netflix while I eat lunch, and during many of these, I was exposed to the television show Hart to Hart, which premiered in 1979.
 
Maybe you watched it on Netflix, as well, or know the show otherwise, but for those not familiar with it, Hart to Hart was about a self-made millionaire and his wife. They were both beautiful—inside and out—but murder was always around them. I fell in love with the couple and the interesting, yet light take on murder solving. This show inspired me to write the McKinley Mysteries—with twists thrown in, of course.

Meet Sean McKinley and Sara Cain. Two murder detectives working for Albany PD, who are partners on the job, but long to be far more than that. Unfortunately, love, it can complicate everything, and for these two, it's best they remain friends for the sake of their careers. But, what if, by some miracle they could both walk away from their day jobs... Would that be enough to change everything?

I’m tempting you to find out for yourself in The Day Job is Murder. Oh, and did I mention there’s a murder investigation sprinkled into this series introductory short story, too? Yep… Romance. Humor. Murder.

Enjoy!
Carolyn Arnold

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Royal Replicas by Michael Pierce



Royal Replicas
Author: Michael Pierce
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: July 11th, 2017

Book Description:
"Princess Amelia is dead... and one of you will replace her."

Seventeen-year-old Victoria Sandalwood has served the Duke and Duchess all her life. Over the years, she’s learned to make due with what she has and endure her surrogate father’s awful punishments. She dreams of escape, but never expected it to come in the form of a message from the Queen of Westeria.

Victoria learns that she’s the Queen’s daughter, the younger sister to Princess Amelia, and it’s time to come home and claim her birthright. When she arrives, she discovers she’s not the only one who received the royal message.

Victoria must compete with six other girls to earn the affection of both the Queen and a princely suitor… and to replace the secretly deceased Princess Amelia. If she fails to win the crown, Victoria may just have to fight for her life…

Royal Replicas is the first book in a YA dystopian series. If you enjoy courtly intrigue, heart-pounding adventure, and sweet romance, then you’ll love this captivating story. Perfect for fans of Kiera Cass, Bella Forrest, and Veronica Roth.


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34738102-royal-replicas

Cover Reveal - The Deadly Sun (The Sanction Series #1) by H.J. Lawson


The Deadly Sun
(The Sanction Series #1)
Author: H.J. Lawson
Genre: YA Dystopian/Scifi
Release Date: August 21st, 2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Taking Chances by Kimberley O'Malley



Taking Chances
Author: Kimberley O'Malley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 20 June 2017
Publisher: Carolina Blue Publishing

Book Description:
Katie Fitzgerald learned the hard way about love. She vowed to never get involved with a doctor at work, and when she did, he broke her heart. Older and wiser, Katie is serious about never getting hurt again. Dr. Flynn Reynolds, staff cardiologist at Windsor Falls Memorial, just might be the man to change her mind. Attraction explodes between the two from their very first meeting. But Katie is determined to protect her heart. Will Flynn convince her to take another chance?

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Blog Tour Excerpt - Starshine by Melody Winter



Starshine
Author: Melody Winter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 29th May 2017

Book Description:
Film student Ella Summers can’t believe her luck when she is selected to work on the set of the most anticipated film release of the year—STARSHINE. For the next four weeks, she’ll be in the studio with heart-throb and leading man Alex Denton, and his co-star—and recent ex—the stunning Amy Strickland.

But her first day on set has her questioning the true character of the enigmatic and sexy Alex. The charming celebrity she’s adored on screen disappears before her very eyes—if indeed he ever really existed.

Off-camera arguments between Alex and Amy become difficult to ignore, and when Ella uncovers layers of deceit and closely guarded secrets between them, she becomes involved in a battle that has far-reaching implications.

With the paparazzi hounding her every move for the most sensational story they can get, Ella becomes deeply embroiled in Alex’s life. Can she break down his seemingly impenetrable walls, or will he remain the arrogant ass she first met?

STARSHINE is set in London, England. Beware though—Alex Denton has a crude mouth, and an equally wicked smile.

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Audiobook Blog Tour & Giveaway - Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux

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Gold Rush
Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: January 9th, 2017

Book Descritpion:
Liza Petrov’s entire life has been about skating and winning her sport’s top prize – Olympic gold. She’s stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path.

Until she meets Braden Patrick.

He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30235446-gold-rush

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The Toilet Paper by Jaimie Engle



The Toilet Paper
Author:
Jaimie Engle
Genre: Short story collection (horror, humor, & historical)
Date Published: 7/23/2017
Publisher: JME Books
 
Book Description:

Have you ever noticed that reading a book on the toilet takes forever? Wouldn’t it be nice to have stories suited to your specific potty needs? This collection of short stories ranges from 50 words to more than 50 pages, separated in categories labeled to fit your bathroom needs: NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO, and FARFROMPOOPIN. The idea is to give you, the reader, a great deal of material to read, tailored and categorized to the needs of your intestines and bladder. So go ahead, get comfortable, pull out your Squatty Potty® and enjoy some fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, and humor from the comfort of your own throne…the john…the latrine…your office…the bathroom, whatever you want to call it. Just be sure to wash your hands once you’re done.  

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