Tuesday, November 24, 2015

{Release Blitz + Giveaway} The Blood Scion - By Nazarea Andrews


Today we are celebrating the release of THE BLOOD SCION by Nazarea Andrews. It is the beginning of a brand new paranormal series from Nazarea, The Scion Legacy. Don't miss picking up The Scionless House, a novella in the series, because it is FREE!

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I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them. I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play. And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us. The Houses. And their Scions. Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death. And somehow, I am one of them.





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Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened. Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses. Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie. We've been without a Scion for almost fifteen years. But that will change...and her life will be mine to protect.


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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Across the Divide - By Stacey Marie Brown

Today I am THRILLED to share with you the newest cover in Stacey Marie Brown's Collector's Series, Across the Divide!








Across the Divide - By Stacey Marie Brown
Release Date: 12/9/2015

The hunter is now the hunted.

Zoey Daniels is becoming the very thing she once despised. Fae.

After Zoey and Ryker finally found their way to each other they are torn apart by an ex-girlfriend, a stone, and mortality. Ryker’s powers have fully adapted to Zoey, slowly killing him.

Now the mysterious feared demon, Vadik, has discovered their location in Peru and has taken Ryker and sold Zoey back to DMG. The very place which gave her life now might take it away. Or someone she loves… Dr. Rapava is so obsessed with building an army against the fae he will do anything to control Zoey and her new found powers.

Zoey’s has to become an unfeeling brainwashed soldier to survive. But when her survival depends on torturing one to keep another alive, she is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice. 

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Haven't started reading the Collector's series yet? Start with City In Embers!

Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe.

After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves. But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.

When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.

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About Stacey Marie Brown

Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world. S

he grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} The Phoenix Born - By Kaitlyn Davis


The Phoenix Born - BKaitlyn Davis 
(A Dance of Dragons #3)
Release Date: November 17th 2015

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!

For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city of Rayfort, Rhen is shown a vision in flames that changes everything. The shadow's phantom armies are coming and the dragons are the only things that might stop them.

High in the castle at the top of the Gates, Jinji has learned something of her own. Janu, her long lost twin, is alive. And just as the spirit shares her body, the shadow shares his. In the blink of an eye, her quest for vengeance against the evil that killed her family has changed to one of protection. Because she knows that if Rhen learns the truth he will do what she cannot—end the shadow, and end her brother in the process.

As the shadow grows more aggressive, Jinji and Rhen fight to find the rest of the dragon riders. But with time running out, they are forced to face the impossible decision between honor and love. Alliances are formed, promises are broken, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance…

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A FREE ebook bundle which includes the prequel novella, The Golden Cage, and the first full-length novel, The Shadow Soul! 

An ancient evil awakens.
Three unlikely heroes rise.
An age of myth is reborn.

Try the A DANCE OF DRAGONS Series Starter Bundle today! This bundle includes the prequel novella, The Golden Cage, as well as the first full-length novel, The Shadow Soul.

RAVE REVIEWS for The A Dance of Dragons Series!

"Gorgeous writing (spellbinding is a word that fits well here), creative and unique world and characters that steal your heart away, this is an unbelievably fantastic beginning to what is sure to be a new favorite series. I'm so eager for more!" - Candace's Book Blog

"The writing is flawless. The story and plot line, and plot twists, had me captivated and enamored for the first words. I couldn't put this book down for anything, and I absolutely cannot wait for book two...It's an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." - Happy Tails and Tales

"One word to describe this book: intense! Everything from the battles, to the secrets, to the descriptions of the characters and scenery, are all incredibly intense. This book had me biting my nails, stomach tided in knots, and completely entranced til the last word." - Desert Rose Reviews

"Mind. BLOWN. Do you know that one book that made you love a certain genre again because it was so amazingly & beautifully written?? Well, The Golden Cage is the book that made me realize how good Fantasy can be." - Spiced Latte Reads

"The Shadow Soul was positively transportive, left me feeling refreshed, and renewed my faith in symbolism, imagery, and the importance of world building and cultural preservation...If you want to set out on a journey, read this." - We Do Write

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About the Author

Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. 

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

To stay up-to-date with all of Kaitlyn's new releases, sign up for her new release newsletter here: TinyLetter.com/KaitlynDavisBooks

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Emerge - By Melissa A. Craven


Author: Melissa Craven 
Release Date: 4/1/2015 
Purchase Info: Amazon ~ B&N 
Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple. You’re born. You live. You die. She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah. When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t. Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special. As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright. …only Allie hates to fight.

What a story line!

Honestly I'm really upset that I wasn't introduced to this book sooner! It was a fast paced, pulse racing ride to the end!

Meeting Allie made me think of some other strong literary heroines. Amazing hair, witty personality...oh and that tremendous gift thrust upon her with no idea what the hell was going to happen. Even though Allie is fearful of what has happened to people like her before, she seems determined not to let it happen to her. Realizing so much in such a small period of time was scary for her, and I enjoyed how the author made each fear Allie had 100% believable. This didn't make her a weak character, it made her a relatable character, and often I have ran into characters who needed a lot more development, but Allie is truly well rounded.

One thing that I have to touch on really quick was the detail in this book....it blew my mind how well thought out each scene was, every side plot, all the villains, they were awesome! I mean even the color of Allie's hair had me debating a color change!

Now onto probably my favorite part of the book! I was excited to see the love triangle.....stop throwing things at me. I think a very well written love triangle can enhance what's going on in the book, and make specific characters either have more to live for, or nothing to lose. With Allie and Aidan it made complete sense, they're two of the same. Yet when she interacted with Vince it warmed my heart and his innocence had me in a gooey ball! (Again why Love Triangles have my heart....more book boyfriends to love)

As the entire story came to an end the entire pace of the book quickened.....and then it stopped....I wanted more with the ending of this book. One more punch, another witty one-liner perhaps, but the words stopped.
I do have faith that Melissa will be picking up right where she left off and my bar is set extremely high for the rest of this series!



About the Author:

Melissa A. Craven (the “A” stands for Ann–in case you were wondering) was born near Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of seventeen. She still thinks of Cleveland as home, so it was only natural for Emerge to take place there.

Today, she is back in Atlanta–for some reason she can’t seem to stay away from the ungodly heat that makes her long for things like “lake effect snow” and wind that will knock you flat.

Melissa decided a long time ago that the “life checklist” everyone else was clutching so tightly in their fists, just wasn’t for her. She does everything backwards because she is weird like that, but then, she is an artist and artists are notoriously “unique” and “quirky.”
She is an avid student of art and design, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of West Georgia in 2009. She worked as an interior designer for several years, but she’s always thought she might like to be a writer when she grows up.
In her spare time, if she has any, she enjoys shopping for derelict furniture she refinishes to exercise the interior design part of her brain.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

{Fantastic Fives + Giveaway} Yay! I'm Turning Five!

Taking It One Book at a Time is 5 years old, I can't believe it!!!!

So to celebrate this milestone the lovely ladies at Me, My Shelf and I & Two Chicks On Books decided we all should do it in style!

Here's a little bit about ME!

How did you get started blogging? 

One of my close friends had just started doing it, so I decided, 'Hey I wanna do that too', and here I am!

How did you pick the name for your blog?

I knew that I didn't want to try to be too speedy when it came to the pace of my blog, I had no idea I'd be doing the volumn I'd be doing today....so I wanted my viewers to know that I would be taking it one book at a time.

If you could go back in time and tell your newbie blogger self 1 thing what would it be?

Use the "Schedule" option on Blogger more often! Honestly for years I didn't even realize it was there LOL!

What have you learned in your 5 years of blogging?

Don't fill your plate too full. 
Yes we want to get page views, subscribers, publishers, promoters, whoever it might be looking at our blog, but a few years ago I went through a very difficult time on my blog due to stress. Yes, a lot of it was personal pressure, but in that year I think that I posted a total of 40, yes 40, posts. So take your time, don't try to compare what you're doing to anyone else. Be your own blog, be original and people will come!

What was the first ARC or book you ever received from a publisher?

First physical ARC was Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

When you’re not reading or blogging, what can we find you doing?

Besides working 50 hours a week, raising 3 kids......you can either find me playing softball 2 nights a week, playing way too much Fantasy Football, or playing with my America Bully, Max

The Fives: (and yes, you can ONLY have 5! *muwhahahah*)

Five Favorite Books

The Demon Trapper's Daughter - By Jana Oliver
Shadow Fever - By Karen Marie Moning
Shatter Me - By Tahereh Mafi
The World Without a Future - By Nazarea Andrews
Shade  - By Jeri Smith-Ready

Five Favorite Book Boyfriends

Finn - The World Without End Series by Nazarea Andrews
Bones - Night Huntress Seires by Jeaniene Frost
Ash - The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
Barrons - Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
Kaidan - The Sweet Series by WendyHiggins

Five Favorite Book Quotes

“He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?" - Fever Series


“Z: "You know, this was a hell of a lot easier when you were out cold in the back of that truck."

Phury: "That was you?"
Z:"You think it was Santa Claus or some shit?" -Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward


“I'm not going to waste time being angry about things I can't control. If I only have one life, I should make the most of it.”  - Incarnate by Jodi Meadows


Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.”  - 
Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Five Blogging Tips For New Bloggers

1. Social Media until you're fingers are bleeding. Make those connections
2. Be as original as possible, whether it's in your verbiage, your style of post, anything that looks original is good.
3. Don't assume you're entitled to ARCs, those are an earned privilege, not a right. So make sure when you do get them respect them.
4. Do not EVER under any circumstance copy any part/section of another bloggers post or review. 
5. Be 100% honest about everything when it comes to your blog. Whether it's your subscribers, page views, how fast you read a book or what author's you've met, it's imperative that in this blogger community you are what you claim to be.

Five Blogs You Want The World To Know About

All of these blogs I have known about for years, I have great relationships with all these amazing ladies!


Now onto the giveaway!

1. $25 Amazon Gift Card (Open Intl)
2. Assorted Swag
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Make sure to check out all these fantastic blogs who are turning 5 too!

November 8 Books Etc.
November 9 Fiktshun
November 10 Two Chicks On Books
November 11 Me, My Shelf and I

November 12 Bewitched Bookworms

November 13 Novel Novice
November 14 Book Angel Booktopia
November 15 Maer Wilson
November 17 YA Book Shelf
November 19 Bookish Lifestyle
November 20 Once Upon A Twilight
November 21 Stories & Sweeties
November 22 Bookaholics Anonymous