Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mother's Curse & Daughter's Justice Whirlwind Blog Tour!

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Mother's Curse is a coming of age story about the youngest Princess of Cothel and her efforts to save her father and brother from her mother's schemes, while at the same time, coming to terms with what it means to be a witch. Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Daughter's Justice continues Stephenie's journey of discovery, where she must overcome national opposition to her being a witch as well as lead her friends and protectors on a mission to stabilize her countries finances. Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Thaddeus Nowak is a writer of fantasy novels who enjoys hiking, photography, and the outdoors. Visit Ted on his website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

Mother's Curse Excerpt:

Feeling slightly better for having a bit of light to keep with her, she continued down the street, occasionally looking through a window to see the remains of a room.  After the third storefront she passed, she wondered at the reason all of the furniture and even drapes, carpets, and accessories had been left behind.  Even in the desperate flight from Antar, people were still taking their belongings.  They removed their drapes, even ones far less decorative then what Stephenie suspected were here.  Why would everyone desert a city and yet leave almost everything behind as if they were simply going across town to visit a friend?  She was hesitant to consider an answer.  This city had been deserted and abandoned for a long time.  Antar castle and city above had been there for as long as memory could recall and the original castle even before then.  Had any of those above known about a city deep in the rocks under their feet, there would have been stories.
Stephenie used her stolen crystal to look into a shop that reminded her of a bakery, with a large oven in the back wall and the remains of shelves still partially attached to a side wall.  The sparkle of something shiny and shaped like a pendant caught her eye.  Looking closer at a mass on the floor, she paused and then stepped quickly away from the window as a shiver of fear rolled down her spine.
She closed her eyes, but the unmistakable image of a human skull laying on the floor would not leave her sight.  She shivered again and looked up and down the street.  Perhaps they didn’t leave.
Mustering her courage, Stephenie slowly approached the window again.  She forced herself to look at the mass on the floor.  Wiping away some of the dirt on the window, she could make out the arms and runners of a rocking chair mixed with what was likely clothing and the decayed bones of the person who’s head had rolled several feet away after the chair had collapsed.  Bits of hair and desiccated skin clung to the skull, which was fortunately staring away from the window.  The person died sitting in a chair and no one came to remove or bury the body?
Stephenie sniffed the air and thought about the strange odor she had been noticing since she had entered the city.  It was a musty sweet smell.  “Is this a plague city?”  She felt her throat tightening with each breath and again quickly retreated from the window.  She turned toward the way she had entered the city, ready to run back to the large doors and flee, but the dryness of her throat and the sound of water stopped her.  If this is a plague city, then I am as good as dead and I might as well die after I’ve had something to drink.
Slowly, she turned around and continued down the street, no longer bothering to look into the store fronts.  The rot and death they held did not interest her anymore.
She passed several side streets, but continued following the slowly turning main street because the sound of water was getting louder in the direction it was heading.  After a short time, the street opened into another large plaza at least a hundred feet in diameter.  Several streets exited the round plaza, but at the very center, lit with several points of glowing light was a fountain.  Its water pushed up from a center mound and cascaded down several stone statues into a series of white marble bowls.  The fountain was a dozen feet high and thirty feet across.
Drawn by thirst, Stephenie quickly reached the edge of the fountain and could feel a cool mist splashing over her.  Knowing she would die slowly and painfully from whatever disease had killed the residents of this city, she did not care if the water was poison as long as it tasted fresh.  Taking a small sip, she tested the flavor and found it cleaner than what she was used to in the castle.  Scooping up more water with her hands, she drank deeply before noticing how dirty her hands had become.  After quickly rubbing away the dirt, she moved a couple feet away and continued to drink until her stomach felt full.
Relieved of her thirst, she sat down next to the fountain and buried her face in her wet hands.  She sobbed with frustration and relief in one confused wail.  While she would not die of thirst, how was she going to get out and warn her father and Joshua about her mother’s betrayal?  She cradled her cut arm in her lap and leaned back with her eyes closed.  I’ve got light and some water, but what good would warning everyone do if I bring a plague to them?  She shook her head.  Damn it, why do the gods hate me so?  Fundamentally, she knew her tie with Elrin, even if a result of her mother’s doing, was her real damnation.  She could not bring herself to worship the demon god and she dared not seek out the other gods for fear the priests would sense her connection to Elrin.
Opening her eyes, she stared at her foot prints along the cobbled street.  A lone trail to remind her that she had to do whatever it was she was going to do on her own.  There was no one to help her.
She sat silently staring into the distance for some time.  Then she blinked her eyes, uncertain that she was not imagining it, but after a moment, there was definitely a strange luminescence moving down the street.  As it grew closer, she scrambled to her feet, recognizing the dim outlines of a human form.  The apparition was moving in her direction.  She quickly moved away from the fountain, but as it closed on the fountain, it appeared not to notice Stephenie at all.  Instead, it held its, or her, hands as if carrying something.  When it reached the fountain, it leaned over as if scooping up water.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Smash Into You by Shelly Crane Cover Reveal!

Yay, I love Shelly Crane's books and can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Smash Into You by Shelly Crane
Book Blurb: Jude has spent the whole twenty three years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.
Never stop running…
Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more.
Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.
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About the Author!
Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read. Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Some great books to check out!

Here's some good deals for your Friday! Some are Freebies and some are new releases at a great price! Enjoy!

Ever Shade



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Thursday Nights


Trying Not To Love You


Monday, May 13, 2013

The Haunting Season Blog Tour w/ Giveaway!

Haunting Season Book Blurb: Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead. 

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.

Excerpt: It was only when the crickets and frogs stopped that Jess awoke. She blinked, trying to adjust her eyes to the dark. She turned back over, expecting Allison to be either still sitting up, or asleep. But her bed was empty and Allison stood in front of the dresser, hands at her sides, staring at the mirror. Alarmed, Jess sat upright.“It’s happening again,” Allison said.
“The spirits. They’re back. I can see them.”
Jess rubbed her eyes as a spark of uncertainty and a moment’s worth of fear rustled somewhere deep inside her. “They’re there, in the mirror?”
Jess got out of bed and tentatively stood next to Allison. She looked at the mirror, then behind her. Nothing. Uncertainty gave way to disappointment. The mirror cast back only the shadowy figures of Allison and herself, their faces made pale by the moonlight streaming into the room. They were alone, as far as Jess could tell.
Damn it! Why couldn’t she see the ghosts? Were they here? Disappointment gave way to a pang of envy.
“You don’t seem as upset as you were before,” Jess said. “If they’re back, aren’t you afraid they’ll take over? Possess you?” She wasn’t making fun of Allison. Something horrible had happened to her, and she was probably more sensitive to the supernatural than Jess was.
“Yes, I’m afraid,” Allison replied calmly.
The way Allison spoke seemed at odds with her words. The hairs on Jess’s arms tingled, but not because of any ghosts she couldn’t see. Right now, the only thing creepy in the room was Allison. The girl had been possessed, after all.
Allison turned her head to look at Jess, her expression unreadable in the shadows, even this close up. “He collects souls.”
Jess peered harder into the mirror, trying not to show Allison she was indeed afraid. “He? Who are you talking about?”
“He’s looking at you. I can’t make out what he’s saying. But see?” she pointed to the mirror. “He wrote his name.”
Fear and a healthy dose of agitation rose inside Jess. Fear, because someone staring at them from inside a mirror was downright scary. Agitated, because she couldn’t see anything, and Allison’s continual freak-outs were wearing on her. After a long day getting here, she was exhausted and just wanted to sleep.
“Allison, I don’t see anything! He? Who are you talking about?”
“Riley,” Allison whispered.
“Riley? Who’s Riley?”
Allison stood just as still as she had upon Jess’s wakening. “He lives here. With the others.”
“Others?” Jess stepped closer to the mirror, leaning against the dresser to get a better look. Her breath fogged it enough to reveal a single name, written backward: Riley.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Indie books to check out!

Do you ever check out Indie authors? If so (or you just never thought to look for them) here some are!

Bethany Daniel
Book:  Reconnected

Blurb: Katy Warren had it all. A new husband, who was a successful theatre actor and their whole lives ahead of them. But then Liam got discovered and once whisked off to Hollywood, he changed. After a night of being ignored for "business", Katy decides she can't handle it and leaves. Taking back her maiden name, and deciding to go for a Psychology degree she leaves Liam Warren and his celebrity behind, but she never got a divorce and Liam hasn't stopped looking for her. When their paths cross again, Liam does all he can to fight for their love even with Katy fighting against him.

The author says if it sells good then she is going to release, Disconnected, the book from Liam's POV!

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Nichole Chase
Book: Suddenly Royal

Blurb: Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master's degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it's to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D'Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he's had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women--especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She's stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone's front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

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Sherry Gammon
Book: Unlovable

Blurb: Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem... her mother is.
Maggie’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done thus far.
Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie.
Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, while Maggie fights to stay alive as the search turns deadly. Seth and Maggie’s romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak and self-discovery as their world is about to change forever.

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Elizabeth Hunter
Books : Elemental Mysteries

Blurb:  No secret stays hidden forever.
   A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries.  Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract.  
   Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.
A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries Book One)
This Same Earth (Elemental Mysteries Book Two)
The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries Book Three)
A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries Book Four)

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lisa Renee Jones Blog Feature!

New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa Renee Jones, is doing Blogger Appreciation Month! Today we are the featured blog! Go check out the link below and comment on  her site for a chance to win a signed book of your choice!
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Obsession by Jennifer Armentrout Cover Reveal!

We are very honored to take part in the Obsession cover reveal today! We LOVE the Lux series and can't wait to see what's up with this Arum guy!

 Book Blurb: 

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

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About The Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Let's play a game! - Who should it be?

I've done this before, I'm going to post pics of people I think of when reading different series I've read. To see the previous time we've done this, check here -

For the Covenant series, the 3 main people are Alex, Aiden, and Seth.

Alex is tough and won't back down no matter what. She can even be sweet, at least to the one person she really loves. I picture her like Victoria Justice:

Aiden is determined, a fighter and even though  he is a pure, he holds a soft spot for the halfs, especially Alex. I picture him like Dean Geyer:

Seth is sneaky and deceiving and wants to use Alex as his power source as the other Apollyon. I picture him like Garrett Hedlund:

In Love and Skate, Nellie is a wild chick who loves to change her hair color and skates herself into Owen's heart, I picture her like Vanessa Lengies:

Owen is muscled and tattooed and loves marine biology. I picture him like Kellen Lutz:

So, what do you think? Tell me who you would cast as these roles!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Lila Felix Love and Skate Blog Tour!: Love and Skate Review w/ Giveaway!!

                                                         Love and Skate by Lila Felix

Nellie is hell on wheels, hence her nickname, "Hellie". She's got tattoo's and piercings and loves to Roller Derby, much to her mother's disdain. She used to be different, but then she had a boyfriend that deemed her to be "too good" that dumped her for her old best friend and has been popping out kids every since. So she decided to have fun. Now, she's captain of her roller derby team, bruises and cuts a plenty that go along with it and she should feel complete. But she's lonely. That's when Owen walks into her life. Owen is her match, tattoos and all. Right away, once they stop "Stalking" each other and get to know each other, they have a connection and her best friend hooking up with his gives them the perfect excuse to spend extra time together.

Owen had the good life, until the accident that messed it all up and slowly made his family drift apart. There's not many girls who want him with all his piercings and tattoos, but Nellie is different. He knows that from the moment she offered him a piece of gum. Even with her ever changing hair color, he falls hard fast and she does too. They may look like total punks, but with each other, they are gentle and loving and the center of each others world. No matter what the past might hold, they skate towards the future holding on to each other for their happily after.

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About the Author!

Lila Felix made the decision to write a book after being encouraged by friends. She is a stay at home mom to three wild children and three boisterous dogs. Between writing books she loves read and watch sappy 80's movies. Favorite things: ice cream, anything purple, roller derby and any kind of music she can get her hands on. If you're looking for her, try looking under Cypress trees in the swamps of Louisiana.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lila Felix Blog Tour is here tomorrow!

The Lila Felix Love and Skate Blog Tour stops here tomorrow! We'll be posting a review of Book 1, Love and Skate. There are 3 books in the series, Love and Skate, How It Rolls, and Down N' Derby. Check them out! There will also be a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win all 3 books. Come and enter to win!