Thursday, April 17, 2014

{Blog Tour: The Burning Star + MASSIVE GIVEAWAY} Top 5 YA Paranormal Book Boyfriends - By Jessie Lane


If you love fantasy, the paranormal, romance and twisty-turny stories featuring
 two young women in the fight of their lives then we have the book for you! Pick up Jessie Lane’s THE BURNING STAR, available now, and today we are happy to have the author join us for a visit! 

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Top 5 YA Paranormal Book Boyfriends

Hi everybody! Today I'm stopping by Taking It One Book at a Time to talk about my favorite book boyfriends from YA Paranormal books. Now, please keep in mind that I have NOT read a YA book in quite some time, so you may think some of my picks quite dated. Personally, I think I'll love these guys until the end of time though. Here we go:


1) Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments Series - Sarcastic, handsome and witty. Jace reminds me of that boy that I was torn between wanting to kiss and wanting to punch in high school.


2) Niall from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely Series - OMGAWD!!! He is a powerful Fae that oozes bad-ass pheromones and ends up becoming the King of the Dark Court. Sexy, intelligent and absolutely wicked. Isn't that what every girl wants?



3) Daemon Black from Jennifer Armentrout's Lux Series - The KING of smartass. He's absolutely the boy I love to hate... and drool over. When he does have his sweet moments, they melt me straight to my ooey gooey marshmallow core.
 

 
4) Rafe from Rachel Hawthorne's Dark Guardians Series - BAD BOY... YUM. Okay, so I'm sure you've noticed a pattern here. YES, I'm a sucker for the bad boy. That little trait got me into many a trouble back when I was a teenager, but now I just drool over them in books. This werewolf can make me howl to the moon anytime. *wink wink*



5) Seth from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely Series - When Marr created the character of Seth, I'm pretty sure she broke the mold. Seth is THE GUY that every girl dreams of (when she's not dreaming about the bad boy like me). He's good to his core, he's unbelievably sexy with his lip ring and rock star style and he loves Aislinn with an intensity that takes my breath away. Over the length of the series, he proves the extent of his love over and over again, causing me to fall in love with him each and every time.


So tell me ladies, who are your favorite book boyfriends from YA books? Anyone else a sucker for the bad boy like me?

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The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
Re-Release Date: March 23, 2014
Original Publication: May 23, 2012
Hosted by: Author's Taproom
*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*

Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.
Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.






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Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!
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Blog Tour Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)
  1. 1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
  2. 17 Signed Paperbacks:
  • Shelly Crane: Significance, Accordance, Defiance, Reverence, Independence
  • Helen Boswell: Mythology, Mythology Wicked
  • Quinn Loftis: Elfin, Prince of Wolves
  • Heather Hildenbrand: Dirty Blood, Cold Blood
  • Alivia Anders: Illumine
  • Carrie Butler: Strength, Courage
  • Alyssa Rose Ivy: Flight
  • Erica Stevens: Kindred, Ashes


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Tour Schedule:
April 1:
Rather barefoot than bookless - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 2:

April 3:
Reading Between the Wines - Author Interview

April 4:
Turn the Page – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 6:
I Read Indie - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 7:
Reading in Pajamas – Character Interview
Renee Entress's Blog - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 8:
Little Read Riding Hood – Author Guest Post

April 9:
Belle's Book Bag – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 10: 
Fictional Candy – Playlist

April 11: 
The Romanceaholic – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 12:
Rustys Reading – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 13:
Paulette's Papers - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 14:
Wicked Readings by Tawania – Spotlight w/Excerpt
We Stole Your Book Boyfriend - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 15:
RhiReading – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 16: 

April 17:
The Book Harlots  – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 18:
Kats Read – Author Guest Post
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 19:
Romancebookworm's Reviews – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 20:

April 21:
A Novel Review - Dreamcast

April 22:
random jendsmit – Spotlight w/Excerpt
Twinsie Talk Book Reviews - Spotlight w/Excerpt


Thursday, April 10, 2014

{Cover Whore} Cover Reveal: Carrier - By Anne Tibbets



Thank you for stopping by today for this fantastic reveal for the cover of Carrier by Anne Tibbets, coming from Carina Press (HQN) this June!!

Without further waiting, I give you this beautiful cover.........


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Gorgeous, right!? 

Here's all the major info about this gem:

Publication date: June 16th 2014
Genres:
 Dystopia, New Adult

Synopsis:
 
Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.

A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.

As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Add It: Goodreads

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About the Author:


Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnneTibbetsAuthor or on Twitter @WriteforCoffee. To contact Anne, visit www.annetibbets.com and click the ‘CONTACT’ tab.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{Blog Tour} Dark Angel - By Christine Pope



Happy Hump Day Peeps!!


Today I am beyond thrilled to have Christine Pope's blog tour stopping by my blog to share the love about her amazing new book, Dark Angel, which is the first book in the Witches of Cleopatra Hill series.

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 Release Date: 4/3/2014
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press


Jerome, Arizona, isn't just one of the most haunted places in America—it's also home to the McAllister witches and their extended clan. Angelica McAllister is the prima, the most powerful witch in her clan, but even she has to be on her guard, as the warlocks from a rival clan want nothing more than to capture her and bond her powers with theirs. To prevent this catastrophe, Angelica is expected to marry a compatible man from her clan. Never mind that she's not interested in any of them, and is instead haunted by the face of a man she's seen only in her dreams. 



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Excerpt:

Chapter One

Number Forty-Four

My Aunt Rachel paused at the doorway to my room. “He’s here,” she announced —
unnecessarily, since I’d heard the doorbell just a few minutes earlier.
“Okay,” I replied, and didn’t bother to keep the reluctance out of my voice. Neither did I
bother to turn away from the table where I sat, which functioned as both a computer desk and
dressing table. At the moment my laptop was closed. I should have been primping in front of
the mirror, but really, what was the point?
Up until that moment my aunt had worn her usual cheery expression. But I saw her
mouth compress slightly, even as she gave my jeans, black T-shirt, and black cowboy boots a
sideways glance. “Angela, it might help if you at least looked as if you were making an effort.”
I lifted my shoulders. “What difference does it make? If we’re fated to be together, then
he really shouldn’t care what I look like, should he?”
“That’s not the point — ” She broke off, really looking at me this time, instead of my
outfit. Voice gentler, she said, “He’s nice-looking, this one.”
Their looks generally weren’t the problem. My aunt knew I hated this ritual, knew how
much I hated not being free to make my own choice, and so I got the impression that she
quietly filtered out the candidates who were awkward or plain or had acne or whatever. Even
so, a depressing number of hopeful young men had passed through our door in the months
since I’d turned twenty-one.
Forty-three, actually. The one waiting for me downstairs would make forty-four. That
was a hell of a lot of blind dates.


“I’ll be down in a minute,” I told her.
Another one of those pauses, and then she nodded. But, since she was my Aunt Rachel,
she couldn’t seem to keep herself from adding, “Just a little lip gloss, dear,” before she turned
and went back down the stairs, silver bangles jingling, skirt swishing. Unlike me, my aunt
dressed in a jumble of multicolored broomstick skirts and ethnic jewelry, alternating from
tanks and tees in hot weather to long-sleeved T-shirts and sweaters in the winter. Her attire
wasn’t really that unusual for this part of the world, which had more than its fair share of
New Age practitioners of various persuasions.
The difference between all those New Age types and my aunt — and everyone in my
family, actually — was that we really were witches.


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About the Author:



A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Christine writes as the mood takes her, and her work includes paranormal romance, and fantasy and science fiction/space opera romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She fell in love with Sedona, Arizona, while researching the Sedona Trilogy and now makes her home there, surrounded by the red rocks. No alien sightings, though...not yet, anyway!