Tuesday, January 28, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} The Howling Heart - By April Bostic




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Author: April Bostic
Website
Release Date: 8/8/2013
Purchase: Amazon ~ B&N
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed

Yumminess In Wolves Clothing!!

I love shifter books, there's something raw, and gritty about them that make me all kinds of happy! It's the primal feelings that only an animal can seem to have. They're nothing like a other paranormal creatures, shifters are basically Kicker's of Ass & Taker's of Names! 

Sucked in, from page UNO!! Mysterious little towns, a female lead with her head on right (seriously how often do you come across that??), and of course more mystery! I think that it was not only Paige and her fantastic personailty, but Riley was able to pull me into the book...just a little...

With all jokes aside, Riley was a mountain of hotness, topped with a fantastic accent! The passion between these two was unreal. It never seemed forced, or like the author was trying to hard to sell it. With all the issues that seemed to arise with this couple, there were always times when I knew things would work out the way they did.
 
One of the things that really drew me into this book was how illustrative the author was able to get with details. I felt like this small hole in the wall town was right before my eyes, sometimes it's hard to create that without running on, and on, and on....but April was able to cast this magically spell in my mind and made this story come to life.


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Giveaway:
 A Pandora bracelet designed by Terri Davis at JewelryforPaws
(US Only)
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

{Cover Whore: Cover Reveal} Captivate Me - By S.J. Pierce


Happy Monday!
 
How about we start it a good way.....with a beautiful cover reveal!!
 
 
S.J. Pierce is releasing her latest novel, Captivate Me, and we all know that a great book starts with a breath taking cover!
 
 
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Stunning!!! I L-O-V-E it SO much, her eyes are gorgeous right?!
 
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Captivate Me -By S.J. Pierce 
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
 
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

(Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.)

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AUTHOR BIO
 
 
 
Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy and Sci-fi novels. 

Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex storytelling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her first publishing credit was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to 'life happens', but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Indigo Incite - By Jacinda Buchmann


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Author: Jacinda Buchmann
Website
Release Date: 9/7/2013
Purchase Info: Amazon ~ B&N
There are no secrets.

Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.

He’s not alone.

Now, in order to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler in order to maintain their freedom.

Unexpected romance.

They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.

Time is running out.

Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.


Secrets around EVERY corner!

The suspense and unexpected turns of, Indigo Incite, was probably the one thing that kept me truly engaged with this book. 

I loved how the author created such different characters, but they all had that common thread. They were "Special", unlike anyone around them. Though Tyler & Toby have abilities that are similar, they each cope with it and take it to completely different places. At one point in this book I was really unsure of how Tyler was going to handle all the challenges that were being thrown his way, but he really proved a lot of people wrong by over coming everything he did. (Sometimes stepping up and seeing the bigger picture is harder then it seems)

In reviews I never really like to touch on anything negative, but I want to point one very small thing out, then highlight it with a positive.

It's just a type of writing style I ran into throughout the book that made me halt for a moment. Yes, this is just a personal weird quirk that pops out at me, but I feel like if I didn't explain why it popped out, I wouldn't be able to truly get the positive of this book across like I wanted. It is just a personal opinion that I have..... but now for the positive! If this author hadn't created such an intriguing story line, twisted side-plots & in depth characters I wouldn't have tried to get past these little things. But she did, and I am very thankful for that!

All in all, Indigo Incite was a very interesting story that kept me on my toes and fascinated the whole time. It'll be interesting to see where this trilogy ends up going and how all the characters progress as the end becomes closer!


3.5/5



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GIVEAWAY!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{Book Blast + Giveaway} Shifter Seduction Box Set




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Happy Tuesday Peeps! 

If my totally awesome personality didn't draw you in, then it HAD to be the post title!? 

Honestly, can you resist a sexy shift? 

For me there's something about the ruggedness that surrounds a shift that makes them SO much hotter to me!

Now let me introduce you all to this fantastic box set by some wonderful ladies!

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SHIFTER SEDUCTION Box Set
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 569 pages
Publisher: Amira Press
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
ASIN: B00HV4B3E0

Defying Pack Law - Eve Langlais
Dana fled her pack and their laws to live on her terms, but the price of defiance was her happiness. Could it be that now older and wiser, she can accept the Lycan menage way of life? Or will jealousy and fear send her running again?


Surrounded by Pleasure - Mandy Harbin
Attorney Krista Owens hopes to lose some inhibitions and maybe, finally, her virginity. Little does she know that the men she'll be staying with are mountain lion shifters whose instinct to mate with any available woman can turn deadly--or that the moment Toby Woods sees her, his feral side will stop at nothing to have her.


Juneau Heat - Tressie Lockwood
Shiya's been chatting up Birk Rider online and agrees to meet him in face-to-face in Juneau, Alaska. When Birk suggests a threesome with her taking on him and his buddy Kotori Munro, she can't say no to the sexy bear shifters, even if her family of hunters wants them dead.


Lycan Lover - S. K. Yule
A party turns deadly, and Karen is stalked into the dark night. Ancient lycan, Anthony, saves her, and an instant, undeniable chemistry ignites between them. But will the fire last after Karen sustains a bite from a rogue, and she finds out Anthony is something she thought only existed in horror stories?

Three Fur All - Crymsyn Hart
October has escaped her kidnappers only to run into the arms of two very sexy wolves. The more Mika and Elliot fight their growing attraction to her, the more they desire to show October a howling good time. Together they will risk everything to save the woman they love before everything explodes around them.


Theirs to Claim - LeTeisha Newton
Zelina thought she was sworn off dating--until she woke up between a naked set of twins. Rion and Quin are determined to prove that Zelina is their mate in any way they can. If that means keeping her in bed--under them, over them, or between them--so be it.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 


LeTeisha Newton
National Bestselling author LeTeisha Newton is the author of a plethora of novels ranging from hot Interracial Erotica, Paranormal biters, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy genres. She's known for her extensive knowledge of shifter cultures, even outside of the generic werewolves and vampires, crazy world-building, and making shapeshifters feel like they are living right next door.That has led to her being dubbed the Shifter Queen. Some of her series include the best-selling Claimed and Taken Series.
Twitter: @LeTeishaNewton



MANDY HARBIN:
Mandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple romance genres that range from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. Her books include the award winning Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense and first in the new Darkest series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with the best seller Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via:



EVE LANGLAIS
Hello, my name is Eve. I'm a stay at home mom who works as a webmistress/customer service rep. In between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework, I write romance--usually with werewolves or aliens lol.
Born in British Columbia, as a military brat, I have lived a little bit everywhere--Quebec, New Brunswick, Labrador, Virginia (USA) and finally, Ontario. My family and I currently live just outside Ottawa.
I love to write, and while I don't always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a HEA.



Crymsyn Hart
Crymsyn Hart's worlds are filled with luscious vampires, gorgeous gods, quirky witches, and everything else that goes bump in the night. Hell, there is even a delicious cheesecake god floating around, but if I were you I wouldn’t eat his brownie cheesecake.
Crymsyn worked as a psychic for many years in Boston while attending Emerson College. She graduated with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. Crymsyn shares her life with a small zoo, two playful puppies and her hubby Mark. If you come after dark, you’re more then likely to find her snuggled up with a gory horror movie, or a bloody vampire movie.
Crymsyn has a collection of Living Dead Dolls and five bookshelves overflowing with books. Of course there's always room for more.



Tresse Lockwood:
Tressie Lockwood graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has always loved books and enjoys writing about heroines who are overcoming the trials of life. She writes straight from her heart, reaching out to those who find it hard to be completely themselves no matter what anyone else thinks. Her favorite sub-genre in romance is paranormal, specifically shape-shifters. Can’t get enough of them! Tressie lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her two sons, one dog, and one cat.



 S. K. Yule:
I live in a very small town of 150 people in Central Illinois with my husband and my dogs (which are my furry kids). I have been writing now for about four years. I have written paranormal romance, werewolf romance, demon romance, contemporary romance, historical romance menage, and erotic novellas.
My favorite month is October, and I love anything spooky, paranormal, supernatural, unnatural . . . well, you get the idea.
Website:  www.skyule.com  
Facebook Author Page:  www.facebook.com/skyuleauthor 

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!

GRAND PRIZE:  $100 gift card (Amazon or B&N) and one set of Tressie Lockwood's  Haven Series (Tiger Bound, Tiger Born, Tiger Betrayed) and one copy of her book, Vermont Mates.

1st Place:  a $25 gift card (Amazon or B&N) and eBooks of S.K. Yule's Lycan Lust, Lycan It and Lycan Heat.

2nd Place: a $25 gift card (Amazon or B&N) and eBooks of Crymsyn Hart's A Cat for All & Alison's Pride
 

Friday, January 17, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} To Catch Her Death - By Boone Brux




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Author: Boone Brox
Website
Release Date: 10/17/2013 1
Purchase Info: Amazon ~ B&N
What do you get when you cross a hockey mom with the grim reaper?

Me, Lisa Carron. If being a depressed, frumpy, widowed mother of three wasn't bad enough, I just found out I'm a grim reaper. I know what you're thinking. Wow, that's kind of sexy and full of awesomeness. Hardly. Oh, and my clients? Stupid people. Like I don't get enough of that from the living.

Since Alaska is big and angels of death are few, I've been partnered with reaper extraordinaire, Nate Cramer. He's strong, silent, and way too good looking for my recently widowed state. Oh, and he reaps violent criminals, so that should be interesting.

Forget the danger and the hours of self-analysis it will take for me to find my reaper mojo. My biggest problem? Hiding it all from my overly attentive family and nosy neighbors. Now that's going to take a miracle.

 This book is beyond grim!

Jumping into Lisa Carron's life was awesome! Yes she just lost her husband a year ago, but she's the type of character that touches your heart, makes you laugh and who you want to have a drink with!

Now that she's reaping souls, she's having to find a way to change her life style without alarming her children or her mother....who let's just say isn't all that pleasant. Not only is her new job requiring her to go out at all hours, but the physical demands are kicking her butt! It doesn't seem too difficult for her to balance, but the first book didn't dive too deep into her actually reaping souls. It'll be interesting to see what hurdles are thrown into her path in the future.

It did set it up for a great book #2 though, there was a lot of great character building, plot lines laid out and little hints to some plot twists.....oh then there was Hal Lee Lewya! He's a porter to Heaven or Hell, and let's just say he doesn't always play by the rules.....

Boone's writing style was fast passed, intricate and perfectly vulgar! I am thrilled to have been introduced to her as an author, and I can NOT wait to see where this series goes!



4/5
 


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Giveaway Time!!

One lucky winner will receive a $10 iTunes gift card, tote bag, a signed swag pack, and a To Catch Her Death mouse pad.
 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

{Book Blast + Giveaway} In Shadows of Magic - By Alison Prince




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First of all, isn't the cover GORGEOUS!!! Seriously I want to hold a paperback of, In Shadows of Magic, in my pretty little hands.

Secondly, I am stoked to have Alison & her amazing little book stop by today so that I can share it with all of you!

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Mandy McKinney lives the charmed life. She is beautiful, athletic, popular, dating the hottest jock in school, and certainly doesn't have any time for her loser twin sister. But Mandy also has a secret. When the truth is unveiled, her world is twisted upside down, and her very life is at stake. 
 
Mandy's twin sister, Brianna, has never had any success in the dating department. When Brianna finally meets the guy of her dreams, it turns out that he has secrets of his own. Dangerous secrets. Just her luck.

The twins are about to be swept away into a world of beauty and power beyond their wildest imaginations where nothing is what is seems, danger is lurking in the shadows, and their only chance of survival is finding themselves, and each other, once again.



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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison F. Prince is a school psychologist in northern New Jersey.  In Shadows of Magic is her debut release.


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GIVEAWAY
Giveaway is open to US Only. | Must be 13+ to Enter

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Spotlight + Giveaway} Angel of Death - By Eamonn Hickson




Today I'm pleased to introduce you all to, Angel of Death, by Eamonn Hickson!

Want to learn a little more about the book, well check it out:

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Angel of Death
Angel of Death Series, Volume 1

Tormented by dreams and visions from an early age, Emily Dunhurst battled her way through childhood, missed the excitement of teenage years, yet still managed to arrive in her twenties with some shard of sanity.


But, when the Angel of Death appears at her grandmother’s bedside, Emily’s world is remolded in pain and worry. Her ability to see otherworldly creatures is the only way to stop the Creator’s Servant—and save her family.

However, Emily soon finds out that angels are hard to stop. 





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Sounds great huh?!
 I for one am excited to start this book, I mean who doesn't love that cover & paired with a synopsis that leaves you wanting more....I'm ALL in!!

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Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author. He has self-published two novels: The History Maker (2012), and Angel of Death (2013). His interests, apart from writing, include football, soccer and film. Eamonn currently resides in County Kerry, Ireland.
 
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Now what you all have been waiting for!! 

GIVEAWAY!

Two winners will each receive a paperback of ANGEL OF DEATH.   Open Internationally