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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Prophecy of Shadows [Elementals 01] by Michelle Madow!


Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.
 
 
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Author bio:
 
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
 
 

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: State of Destruction [Collapse 07] by Summer Lane!

 
Interview with Summer Lane

 Topic:
The Soundtrack and Soul of the Apocalypse


If you could choose a song to represent each of your main characters in your novels, which ones would they be?
 
I love music, so it’s hard to narrow it down to just one single song, but I’ll give it my best shot!
 
Cassidy Hart: Warriors, by Imagine Dragon. It’s such a fitting song for what Cassidy has become through the course of the series.
 
Chris Young: Taking Care of Business, by Bachman Turner Overdrive. This just reminds me of Chris’s approach to every situation. He just takes care of business.
 
Elle: Renegades, by the X Ambassadors. Living like we’re renegades! The perfect song for Elle, for Collapse and her own trilogy.
 
Uriah True: Another One Bites the Dust, by Queen. Read my books. You’ll see why this just works. * wink *
 
What are some of your favorite songs/bands who you like to listen to when you’re writing?
 
I actually write my books with classical music on, but I love, love, love, some certain artists and bands when it comes to representing the world of Collapse. Gotta love Avicci, The Cab, One Republic, and DEFINITELY The Black Keys. The Kongos, Trapdoor Social (shout-out to my friend Miranda for introducing me to them!), AC/DC, the instrumental epic-ness of Really Slow Motion and occasionally a little ZZ Top or Neon Trees. I enjoy listening to Thomas Bergerson, as well, when I’m writing.
 
So you listen to classical music? What’s your favorite?
 
I will basically listen to instrumentals of anything. Right now I’m currently listening through everything that Andre Rieu has conducted. I love Johann Sebastian Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. I stand by the belief that classical music stimulates your creativity. It works great for me!
 
The destruction of California is at hand.

Cassidy Hart and Chris Young have survived a dangerous mission into the heart of Sky City, a secret Omega base hidden deep in the mountains, but their vengeance has come with a price. The dark, ominous cloud of nuclear war threatens to destroy everything they love, and they are forced to make one final stand against Omega's western invasion force.

San Francisco.
Cassidy and her friends retreat to Alcatraz Island, regrouping with their lethal strike team, the Angels of Death. Their mission: infiltrate the most important Omega base on the west coast, and assassinate everyone they find there, including a new and dangerous enemy, the ruthless Omega leader Veronica Klaus.

The clock is ticking.
Ashes rain from the sky. Cassidy Hart must make a choice.
What is more important? Victory, love or revenge?

Omega is the enemy's name.
Survival of the fittest is their game.

Cassidy Hart will not stop until she has saved California...but will she be too late?
 
 
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Author bio:
 
Summer Lane is the #1 Bestselling Author of The Collapse Series and the compelling tie-in novella books of The Zero Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Bravo Saga (releasing Spring 2016). She is also the author of Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, a #1 bestselling graphic companion to her phenomenal original series.

She is the owner of WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine. Summer is also an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher.

Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her days writing, teaching, and writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits with friends at coffee shops, movie dates, reading and spending the day at the beach or mountains.

 
 
 
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Friday, 29 January 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Heated Ride [The Hellions Ride 07] by Chelsea Camaron!

 
The Hellions motorcycle club is a commitment for life, one Ruben ‘Ruby’ Castillo believes in.

His wife Jenna ‘Vida’ Natera de Castillo has given her life to being his ol’ lady and the mother to their three children. She takes her commitment to her man seriously.

People change, and over time, passion can fizzle. Life for Jenna falls apart the day Ruby no long-er says I do.

Keeping the fires burning in a marriage is hard. Will the chaos of the club bring them back to-gether, or is it what pulls them further apart? Will these two find the flame again? Will their love find a new spark on their heated ride through life?
 
 
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Author bio:
 
USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.
 
 
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Cover Reveal: Last Call [Bad Habits 03] by Staci Hart!

 
 
 
Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story.

Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.

But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.

Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.

The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.
 
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Author bio:
 
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaways: #Junkie [GearShark 01] by Cambria Hebert!

 
Drew Forrester is a total adrenaline junkie.
His high of choice?
Cars.
The faster, the better.
He’s been making waves in Maryland’s underground racing circuit since he crossed the state line, and after speaking with him, we know he’s not hitting the brakes anytime soon.
So what exactly does it take to burn rubber and make a name for yourself in a world where the only rule is there are no rules?
You gotta be hungry…
You gotta have balls…
And you can never back down.
What’ve we learned here at GearShark?
Drew is all of the above.
We also know he’s got some secrets buried under his hood.
Secrets we think are loaded with octane and just might set the world of cars on fire.

Check out the full feature article inside…
 
 
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Author bio:

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

 

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Pandemonium [MC Sinners Next Generation 01] by Bella Jewel!

 
I am the good girl, the one who does no wrong. Daughter to a ferocious and strong MC President, I know what protection feels like. Until one night changes everything - and not a single person in the world can protect me from it, not even my dad. Suffocating. Alone. Desperate. I let my problems live deep inside until there was no longer anywhere to run.
 
I need an escape. Anything to make the pain go away. Trouble comes for me, and I don't fight it. They didn’t believe it when the call came. Not their Ava. Not the good girl. Not the one who would go so far. Why would she do such a thing?
 
I tried so hard to believe in what I was, But nobody understood. Not until him. Not until Lucas. He sees me. He believes in me. He is as broken as me.
 
My way out. My escape.
 
But Lucas is forbidden. I’m in danger. And my father is trying to protect what can’t be protected.
 
There can only be one outcome. Pandemonium.
 
 
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Author bio:

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.


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Monday, 25 January 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Pieces of Him by Alice Tribue!

 
You want the truth?
 
The truth is there’ll never be enough time in the world to figure out how to go back.
 
I’ll never come up with a way to change the outcome.
 
The truth is I don’t need to hear I have a son.
 
I can’t deny it’s real because he’s the living, breathing proof my life is out of control.
 
But the truth is I love him.
 
The truth is it’s just him and me for the foreseeable future…
 
Until I met a girl who crossed my heart and changed it all.
 
Emelia was a bright star in my abandoned sky, and it would take a miracle to keep her there.
 
I’ll fight for miracles, though, because losing them would mean losing pieces of me.


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Author bio:

Alice Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.

 

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Stacking The Shelves [9]!

http://www.tyngasreviews.com/
 
Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!
 
Purchased (Ebooks):



 
 
Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):
 
 
 
Gifted from Authors/Publishers:
 
 
(Thank you, Anne!)
(Thank you, L.P. Dover!)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Promo Event: Love So Perfect [Lawson Brothers 05] by Marquita Valentine!

 
Star quarterback Austin Lawson’s dating life is fair game to the myriad gossip bloggers. Thanks to his most recent screw up with a social media savvy super model, he’s forced to return home so that his PR team can do damage control. To help speed things along, he volunteers at Jessamine Elementary School, never dreaming he’d find the perfect solution to his image problem in Harper Bell. Sweet as anything, she’s star struck by him and agrees to date-after-date, never suspecting the real reason he wants to be with her. But as things begin to heat up between them, Austin realizes that he wants Harper for more than just a quick fix.

Harper Bell is perfectly content as a second grade teacher in the small town of Jessamine—until she meets the one man who makes her question her lack of social life. She never dreamed that sexy, hometown hero Austin Lawson would ever notice a plain-Jane like herself. And with one hot kiss, she begins to fall head over heels for him…until she learns the truth. Austin’s been using her.

Now Austin has to execute the perfect play to win back the girl of his dreams. Or will Harper bench him permanently?
 
 
 
 
Author bio:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Release Day Blitz: Straight to the Heart [Three of a Kind 03] by Beth Rinyu!

 
Gia Maynard always had a wild streak. She doesn’t mind bending the rules, except when it comes to the rules of her heart. She doesn’t do relationships, instead she devotes her time to her true love....dancing. That is until Jasper Campbell comes along. Handsome, rich and powerful, Gia becomes totally enthralled with him until she finds herself slowly turning into someone she no longer knows.

Cam Hamilton has always been like a big brother to Gia. Now one of the hottest baseball players in the Major League, he is known for his moves on and off the field. But no matter how many women he has in his life, Gia will always be his number one.

When Gia’s heart is broken into pieces, Cam is right there to help her put it back together. When they both give in to their feelings for each other, will they be able to pretend that certain lines were never crossed, and certain feelings were never felt? Will Gia follow the rules that she has lived by for her entire life or is Cam the one worth breaking all of them for?
 


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Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned Lesson, An Unplanned Life Drowning In Love, A Cry for Hope, A Will To Change, Blind Side of Love, When The Chips Are Down and Easy Silence.

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon!

 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Your Irresistible Love [The Bennett Family 01] by Layla Hagen!

 
Publication date: 15th January 2016
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It’s the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for him, and he’d do anything for his parents and eight siblings—even if they drive him crazy sometimes. . . like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

Sebastian doesn’t believe in love, until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She’s beautiful, funny, and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile.
He’s determined to have Ava, even if she’s completely off limits.

Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. Neither is doing said CEO. The consultancy she works for has a strict policy—no fraternizing with clients. She won’t risk her job. Besides, Ava knows better than to trust men with her heart.

But their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise. Sebastian blows through her defenses one sweet kiss and sinful touch at a time. When Ava’s time as a consultant in his company comes to an end, will Sebastian fight for the woman he loves or will he end up losing her?


I received an email from this author about reading an ARC of this book! I've read a few of this author's books and enjoyed them, so I obviously said yes! The synopsis also sounded like my kind of read, but this book didn't have a cover when I read it lol, so I imagined one in my head as I was reading! I'm pleased to say that the cover is similar in some aspect to what I imagined lol! I love it! I also loved this book and it actually exceeded my expectations lol! The plot was also amazing! It had a lot of sexual tension in it and developed at the perfect pace! I read it in a few sittings and just loved it! I actually had a hard time putting it down too lol! There were also some really hot scenes too, and they were really, really hot! There also wasn't any action or suspense in this book, but there was plenty of romance and there was enough of it to make me forget that there wasn't any suspense or action lol! Overall, I just loved the plot and I wanted more of it lol! The characters were also amazing and totally made the plot for me! Sebastian was the main male character, and he was seriously hot! Sebastian was a guy that had helped his family go from rags to riches and I had a lot of respect for him! He also worked very hard and had made a successful career for himself and other members of his family! I also loved how he was with his family! I could easily see how much he loved all his family and how close they all were! I also loved how Sebastian was with his love interest, Ava! He would tease her and he enjoyed making her squirm! He was also very loving with her and he treated her like she was everything to him! Ava was the main female character, and she was such a sweet and lovely character! She also stood up for herself and had worked very hard to get to where she was! I loved her and I connected with her all the way through this book! I also felt really sorry for Ava in this book as well though, because she was by herself and she didn't have any family around her! This made her feel really lonely and it made her feel even more lonely when she saw Sebastian with his big, loving family and siblings! Ava came a long way in this book though, and Sebastian made sure that she knew how special she was and that she had people around her that loved her! I loved that this book was written from both Sebastian and Ava's point of views! It made the plot even better and helped me connect with the characters! It also made the romance more intense and expanded the plot! I can't wait to read the next book in this series too! I read that the author is going to write a book for each member of the Bennett siblings, which is really exciting! I really can't wait to read the next book and find out who the main character is going to be! I'm definitely going to read it once it releases! The ending of this book was left at the perfect place for Sebastian and Ava! As I said above, I love the cover for this book! It's really hot and the models on the front make a really good Sebastian and Ava! Big thank you to Layla and Inkslinger PR for an ARC of Your Irresistible Love!

 
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Author bio:

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it.