Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Code Name: GHOST by Natasza Waters

Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge Series)
Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge Series) (Kindle Edition) 

Kayla is intent on leaving her past north of the border. Hired as a Canadian liaison by the US Navy, she finds the Coronado SEALs tough but amiable. Their Commander is another matter. With eyes like blue steel and a body carved from it, Kayla resists the hungry attraction between them for good reason.

Navy SEAL Commander Thane Austen (Ghost) treats his women like his missions: in, out and gone. Returning from deployment to find Kayla is his new tactical specialist poses a challenge, one he’s never faced. When the defiant beauty with haunted eyes becomes a serial killer’s target, the Commander has the excuse he needs to close ranks around her. Fear is a word unknown to the legendary SEAL until he realizes love can be as dangerous to a warrior as combat. Convincing Kayla to surrender to him and catching a killer is a mission he won’t fail.



My Review: 
Life always has a way of putting you where you 'need' to be, rather where you 'think' you need to be. Even though Ms. Banks was looking for a place away from painful memories, she wasn't expecting to meet someone that might make those memories recede.

Commander Austen enjoys his job. No, that isn't right. He lives, breathes, sleeps, eats, and devours his career. He is a love and leave 'em kind of guy. Relationships don't fit in his way of life, or at least that is what he tries to convince himself. Until he meets 'Snow White'. He wonders where the drive to protect and fight for his country has gone. It seems to him that for some reason it has re-centered itself on a little Canadian that he believes has no business being in his business.

Natasza Waters has a way with words and literally brings life to her characters. There are some authors that are excellent story tellers and have awesome grammatical prose. And then there are authors like Ms. Waters. She is one of those authors that leaves you on the edge of your seat, grabs you by your heart, pulls you around the world, and makes you believe that you could look up from your book and see Ghost or Snow White sitting across from you. It takes an amazing personality, amazing drive, and amazing heart to accomplish that in one book, but somehow, someway Ms. Waters does just that!

If you like a book that leaves you crying, begging, and pleading for more because you are so wrapped up in the characters lives then this is the book for you! Please check it out! I know you will love it! I did!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Twin's Journey The Legends of South Haven by H. Sustaita

A Twin's Journey is a wonderful story filled with love, life, and the loss of things you hold dear.
Raven has not had an easy life but she perseveres and is determined to right the wrongs that have been done to her. What she doesn't expect is the obstacles in her way or the way her heart beats faster when Axe is around. Will she forge ahead without considering others or will her heart win and she is forced to learn to love again? Five stars for a five start author!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Not At First A Novel By: Phalla S. Rios

Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.

Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.

Kevin Hawken is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel's life and changes everything she thought she knew. But how much can he be trusted when he is so secretive about himself?

Angel was instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm owner. He was everything she ever wanted in a man: romantic, loving, and protective over her.

As Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

5.0 out of 5 stars Caught In Between, July 22, 2013

This review is from: Not at First (Kindle Edition)
Do you like a story about life's ups and downs? What about a story that reels you in from the first page and won't let you "off the hook" until the last word? How about a story that you can honestly get so involved in that when it is over, you want to pick up the phone and call the characters and yell, laugh, and cry with them because they touched your heart so deeply that you feel like you are a part of them.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! For a first time author, Ms. Rios knows how to pull out all the punches and keeps you mesmerized from page one. Her characters are real, the story line is genuine, and there are emotions that just seem to seep off the page!

Take your time reading this one so you are sure not to miss anything, or you can do what I like to do. Read the story really fast, and then go back and reread it slowly. It is amazing what you pick up from the second and third read that you missed the first and second time! A sure sign of a GREAT author! Well done Ms. Rios! Can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wilted Wings by Shadow Stephens

Power, greed, and envy fill Damon and Ilisha’s world. Their hope of settling into a life of peace and family remains out of grasp. Damon is kidnapped and forced to stand trial for the death of his father while a breed of hybrids designed to destroy all angels is set loose. With no choice but to leave her earthly mother and baby behind, Ilisha struggles in a world of high politics and family feuds. She must become an ultimate warrior to save her husband and both the worlds she loves.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Love in all the Wrong Places by Audrey Harte

Annie Chang is in her mid 20s and has lived in Los Angeles all her life. After a series of failed relationships, she's beginning to feel like she will never meet Mr. Right. But seeing one of her longtime BFFs find love on the internet, she decides to give online dating a try.

After finally finding an amazing guy who sweeps her off her feet, will he prove to be everything she could have wished for and more or is he too good to be true?

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Andrea Digiglio

After the fight of a lifetime, Alice and Cole return home to live a life they were never meant to live. Fallen Angel father's choose to stay, protect and get to know their nephilim children. Now that everyone knows where to find Alice, the real question is who is that information pertinent to? One single traumatic event sets Alice's true destiny into motion. How each of those she cares for reacts to this event; has enormous consequences for her.

What will Alice have to sacrifice and for whom?

Free on Amazon from 4/19-4/21!!! Go and grab your copy today

Cursed with an intense version of empathy Alice runs from a wasted life to start a new one somewhere no one will know her; Hell, Michigan. Alice works at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the middle of nowhere mostly keeping to herself to avoid the overwhelming emotions of those around her. She allows her best friend to convince her into taking a few college classes without realizing it would drastically change her life forever. From her first day of class she was hooked on him; his scent, his eyes, the way he talked to her inside her head.

Throughout her struggles she learns about true love, true pain and the truth of her own heritage. Alice must quickly find out who she is because after all everyone else is out to find her. With Angels and Bounty Hunter’s in constant pursuit she finds protection within a group of Fallen Angels. These Fallen Angels vow to do anything to protect her; for it is their belief she will save their kind and all of mankind.

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A Sinners Series Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Twenty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.

Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

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Abi Ketner Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.

Melissa Kalicicki received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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As promised, here is Chapter 1 of Branded!

I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams.
The rope chafes as I loop it around my neck. I pull down on it,making sure the knot is secure. It seems sturdy enough.
My legs shake. My heart beats heavy in my throat. Sweat pours downmy back.
Death and I glare at each other through my tears.
I take one last look at the crystal chandelier, the foyer outlinedwith mirrors, and the flawless decorations. No photographs adorn the walls. Nohappy memories here.
I’m ready to go. On the count of three.
I inhale, preparing myself for the finality of it all. Dropping myhands, a glimmer catches my eye. It’s my ring, the last precious gift my fathergave me. I twist it around to read the inscription. Picturing his face forcesme to reconsider my choice. He’d be heartbroken if he could see me now.
A door slams in the hallway, almost causing me to lose my balance.My thoughts already muddled, I stand, waiting with the rope around my neck.Voices I don’t recognize creep through the walls.
Curiosity overshadows my current thoughts. It’s late at night, andthis is a secure building in High Society. No one disturbs the peace here—ever.I tug on the noose and pull it back over my head.
Peering through the eyehole in our doorway, I see a large group ofarmed guards banging on my neighbors’ door. A heated conversation ensues, andmy neighbors point toward my family’s home.
It hits me. I’ve been accused and they’re here to arrest me.
My father would want me to run, and in that split second, I decideto listen to his voice within me. Flinging myself forward in fear, I scrambleup the marble staircase and into my brother’s old bedroom. The door ispartially covered, but it exists. Pushing his dresser aside, my fingers claw atthe opening. Breathing hard, I lodge myself against it. Nothing. I step backand kick it with all my strength. The wood splinters open, and my foot getscaught. I wrench it backward, scraping my calf, but adrenaline pushes meforward. The voices at the front door shout my name.
 On hands and knees, Isqueeze through the jagged opening. My brother left through this passage, andnow it’s my escape too. Cobwebs entangle my face, hands, and hair. At the end,I feel for the knob, twisting it clockwise. It swings open, creaking from disuse.I sprint into the hallway and smash through the large fire escape doors at theend. A burst of cool air strikes me in the face as I jump down the ladder.
Reaching the fifth floor, I knock on a friend’s window. The lightsflicker on, and I see the curtains move, but no one answers. I bang on thewindow harder.
“Let me in! Please!” I say, but the lights darken. They know I’vebeen accused and refuse to help me. Fear and adrenaline rush through my veinsas I keep running, knocking on more windows along the way. No one has mercy.They all know what happens to sinners.
Another flight of stairs passes in a blur when I hear the guards’heavy footfalls from above. I can’t hide, but I don’t want to go withouttrying.
Help me, Daddy. I need your strength now.
My previous desolation evolves into a will to survive. I have to keep running, but I tremble andgasp for air. I steel my nerves and force my body to keep moving. In a matterof minutes, my legs cramp and my chest burns. I plunge to the ground, scrapingmy knee and elbow. A moan escapes from my chest.
Gotta keepgoing.
“Stop!” Theirvoices bounce off the buildings. “Lexi Hamilton, surrender yourself,” theycommand. They’re gaining on me.
I resist the urgeto glance back, running into what I assume is an alley. I’m far from ourhigh-rise in High Society as I plunge into a poorer section of the city wherethe streets all look the same and the darkness prevents me from recognizinganything. I’m lost.
     My first instinct is to leap into adumpster, but I retain enough sense to stay still. I crouch and peek around it,watching them dash by. The abhorrent smell soon leaves me vomiting untilnothing remains in my stomach. Desperation overtakes me, as I know my retchingwas anything but silent. My last few seconds tick away before they find me.Everyone knows about their special means of tracking sinners.
I push myself tomy feet and look left, right, and left again. Their batons click against theirblack, leather belts, and their boots stomp the cement on both sides of me. Ishrink into myself. Their heavy steps mock my fear, growing closer and closeruntil I know I’m trapped.
Never did Iimagine they’d come for me. Never did I imagine all those nights I heard themdragging someone else away that I’d join them.
“You’re asinner,” they say. “Time to leave our society.”
I stand defiant.I refuse to bend or break before them even as I shiver with fear.
“There’s noreason to make this difficult. The more you cooperate, the smoother this willbe for everyone,” a guard says.
I cringe into theblackness along the wall. I’m innocent, but they won’t believe me or care.
The next instant,my face slams into the pavement as one guard plants a knee in my back andanother handcuffs me. A warm liquid trails into my mouth. Blood. Their fingersgrip my arms like steel traps as they peel me off the cement. The tops of myshoes scrape along the ground as I’m dragged behind them until they discard meinto the back of a black vehicle. The doors slam in unison with one guardstationed on each side of me, my shoulders digging into their arms. Thehandcuffs dig into my wrists, so I clasp them together hard behind me and pressmy back into the seat, unwilling to admit how much it hurts. My dignity is allI have left.
Swallowing hard,I stare ahead to avoid their eyes.
Did they needso many guards to capture me?
 I’m not carrying any weapons, nor do I ownany. I don’t even know self-defense. High Society frowns on activities likethat.
The driver jerksthe vehicle around and I try to keep my bearings, but it’s dark and the scenerychanges too fast. Hours pass and the air grows warmer, more humid, the fartherwe drive. The landscape mutates from city to rolling hills. They don’t botherblindfolding me because they escort all the sinners to the same place—the Hole.Twenty-foot cement walls encase the chaos within. There’s no way out and no wayin unless they transport you. They say the Hole is a prison with no rules. Welearned about it last year in twelfth grade.
To the outside, I’m filth now. I’ll never be allowed to return tothe life I knew. No one ever does.
“All sinners gothrough a transformation,” one of the guards says to me. His smirk infuriatesme. “I’m sure you’ve heard all kinds of stories.” I don’t respond. I don’t wantto think about the things I’ve been told.
“You won’t lasttoo long, though. Young girls like you get eaten alive.” He pulls a strand ofmy hair up to his face.
 Get your hands off me, you pig. I wantto lash out, but resist. The punishment for disobeying authority is severe, andI’m not positioned to defy him.
     They’re the Guards of the Commander.They’re chosen from a young age and trained in combat. They keep the order ofsociety by using violent methods of intimidation. No one befriends a guard.Relationships with them are forbidden inside the Hole.
Few have seen thecommander. His identity stays under lock and key. His own paranoia and desireto stay pure drove him to live this way. He controls our depraved society andbelieves sinners make the human race unforgivable. His power is a crushingfist, rendering all beneath him helpless. So much so, even family members turnon each other when an accusation surfaces. Just an accusation. No trial, noevidence, nothing but an accusation.
I lose myself inthoughts of my father.
“Never show fear,Lexi,” my father said to me before he was taken. “They’ll use it against you.”His compassionate eyes filled with warning as he commanded me to be strong.That was many years ago, but I remember it clearly. My father. My rock. The oneperson in my life who provided unconditional love.
The vehiclestops, and I’m jerked back to reality. “Get out,” the guard orders whilepulling me to my feet. The doors slide open and the two guards lift me up andout into the night. A windowless cement building looms in front of us, lookingbarren in the darkness.
The coolness ofthe air sends a shiver up my spine. This is really happening. I’ve been labeleda sinner. My lip starts to quiver, but I bite it before anyone sees. They shoveme in line and I realize I’m not alone. Women and men stand with faces frozenwhite in fear. A guard grabs my finger, pricks it, and dabs my blood on a tinymicrochip.
 I follow the man in front of me into the nextroom where we’re lined up facing the wall. Glancing right, I see one of the mencrying.
“Spread yourlegs,” one of the guards says.
They remove myouter layers and their hands roam up and down my body.
What do theythink I could possibly be hiding?I press my head into the wall, trying to block out what they’re doing to me.
“MOVE!” a guardcommands. So I shuffle across the room, trying to cover up.
Five of us sit inthe holding room. One by one, they pull people into the next room, forcing therest of us to wonder what torture we’ll endure. An agonizing amount of timepasses. I lean my head back and try to imagine a place far away. The dooropens.
“Lexi Hamilton.”
A guard escortsme out of the room, and I don’t have time to look back. As soon as the doorcloses, they pick me up and place me on a table. It’s cold and my skin sticksto it slightly, like wet fingers on an ice cube. Then, they exit in procession,and I lie on the table with a doctor standing over me. His hands are busy as hespeaks.
“Don’t move. Thiswill only take a few minutes. It’s time for you to be branded.”
A wet cloth thatsmells like rubbing alcohol is used to clean my skin. Then he places a metalcollar around my neck.
Click. Click.Click.
The collar locksinto place, and I struggle to breathe. The doctor loosens it some as I focus onthe painted black words above me.

The Seven Deadly Sins:
Lust ¾ Blue
Gluttony ¾ Orange
Greed ¾ Yellow
Sloth ¾ Light Blue
Wrath ¾ Red
Envy ¾ Green
Pride ¾ Purple

 “Memorize it. Might keep you alive longer ifyou know who to stay away from.” He opens my mouth, placing a bit inside. “Bitethis.”
Within seconds,the collar heats from hot to scorching. The smell of flesh sizzling makes myhead spin. I bite down so hard a tooth cracks.
“GRRRRRRRRR,”escapes from deep within my chest. Just when I’m about to pass out, thetemperature drops, and the doctor loosens the collar.
He removes it andsits me up. Excruciating pain rips through me and I’m on the verge of a mentaland physical breakdown. Focus. Don’t pass out.
Stainless steelcounters and boring white walls press in on me. A guard laughs at me from anobservation room above and yells, “Blue. It’s a great color for a pretty youngthing like yourself.” His eyes dance with suggestion. The others meander aroundlike it’s business as usual.
I finally find myvoice and turn to the doctor.
“Are you going togive me clothes?” A burning pain spreads like fire from my neck to my jaw,making me wince.
He points to aset of folded grey scrubs on a chair. I cover myself as much as I canand scurry sideways. Grabbing my new clothes, I pull the shirt over my head andtry to avoid the raw meat around my throat. I quickly knot the cord of my pantsaround my waist and slide my feet into the hospital-issue slippers as thedoctor observes. He hands me a bag labeled with my name.
“Nothing isallowed through the door but what we’ve given you,” he says.
I hide my righthand behind me, hoping no one notices. A guard scans my body and opens hishand.
“Give it to me,”he says. “Don’t make me rip off your finger.” He crouches down and I turn tostone. I don’t know what to do, so I beg.
 “My father gave this to me. Please, let mekeep it.” I smash my eyes shut and think of the moment my father handed thegolden ring to me.
“It was my mother’s ring,” he’d said. “She’s the strongestwoman I ever knew.” With tears in his eyes, he reached for my hand. “Lexi,you’re exactly like her. She’d want you to wear this. No matter how this worldchanges, you can survive.” I turned the gold band over in my palm and read theengraving.
You can overcome anything…short of death.
 “You’re going to take the one thing thatmatters the most to me?” I say, glaring into the guard’s emotionless eyes.“Isn’t it enough taking my life, dignity, and respect?”
A hard blow fallsupon my back. As I fall, my hands shoot out to stop me from smashing into thewall in front of me. The guard bends down and grabs my chin with his meatyfist.
“Look at me,” hecommands. I look up andhe smiles with arrogance.
“What the hell?”He staggers a step backward. “What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with youreyes?”
“Nothing,” Irespond, confused.
“What color arethey?”
“Turquoise.” Iglower at him.
“Interesting,” hesays, regaining his composure. “Now those’ll get you in trouble.”
Reality slaps meacross the face. I have my father’s eyes. They can't take them from me. I twistthe ring off my finger and drop it in his hand.
“Take the damnring,” I say. I walk to the door. He swipes a card and the massive door slidesopen to the outside.
“You have to wearyour hair back at all times, so everyone knows what you are.” He hands me atie, so I pull my frizzy hair away from my face and secure it into a ponytail.My neck burns and itches as my hand traces the scabs that have already begun toform. Squinting ahead into the darkness, I almost run into a guard standing onthe sidewalk.
 “Watch where you’re going,” he says, shovingme backward. His stiff figure stands tall and I cringe at the sharpness of hisvoice.
“Cole, this isyour new assignment, Lexi Hamilton. See to it she feels welcome in her newhome.” The guard departs with a salute.
“Let’s move,”Cole says.
I take two steps and collapse, my knees giving out. Theunforgiving pavement reopens the scrapes from earlier and I struggle to stand.A powerful arm snatches me up, and I see his face for the first time.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Octavian's Undoing Cover Reveal For Airicka Phoenix

Octavian Maximus has already given up his life once for a love that left him empty. He isn’t about to give up his afterlife for a green-eyed, red-haired spitfire with no sense of self-preservation and a smile that could melt even his icy heart, especially since he’s so close to being given a second chance at living again. For a Son of Judgment, being offered life is the reason they were so willing to murder without remorse. Octavian is one of the best. He’s never failed to take out a Mark, until the night one got away and he let it, unsuspecting of the consequences of his mistake. When the Mark tracks him, hell bent on revenge, Octavian is ready for it. What he isn’t prepared for is Ryleigh jumping in to protect him or her death because of it.

Ryleigh Masters has her own problems. Her father was laid off… again, bills are piling up and the rent is due. When she’s given the waitressing job at Final Judgment, it’s a dream come true, until she meets the owner’s son. Octavian makes it no secret that he wants her gone, but Ryleigh has already signed the contract and she needs this job. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep it, even put up with the unreturned feelings Octavian provokes in her. The night he’s attacked, the last thing she expected to happen was to die and wake up with Octavian’s knife at her throat and her life irrevocably changed.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cover Reveal for No Brainer by A.J. Lape


Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you'd think she'd sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world…maybe if you're a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.

Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she's meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier.
With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home.

She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan's detective grandfather is working.

After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might've bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head.

Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead?
For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Blessed Tragedy by H.B. Heinzer

Maddie Neumann died the day she pulled away from her parents' house determined to make her dreams come true. She wasn't the perfect little princess she'd been raised to be, all she wanted to do was rock. Everything Maddie was tucked away in a box to allow for her re-birth as Rain Maxwell; a badass rocker who answered to no one and lived by her own set of rules.

Rain's world is shattered with one phone call from her estranged family. No sooner does she get home than everything she thought she knew about her life starts changing.

Colton Bradford knew there was something special about Rain the moment they first met. Unfortunately, she had a hard and fast rule about dating a bandmate so he was stuck in the friends zone. When Rain is going through her own personal hell, will Colton finally be able to make her see how he feels and convince her to take a chance on love?

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Promise by Kim Carmichael


Demon Dolan Ciar exists on three simple words: desire, denial, and destruction. Every four years, he is allowed one night of earthly passion to punish a deserving female. By the time he is finished, his victims are left as willing receptacles for demons yet to come.

Since she was four, a demon has been the only constant in Leora Desmond's life. He taught her how to seize control, to never give up, and to take whatever she wanted. At twenty-four, her self-centered existence is focused on one thing. She wants Dolan, and she won't be dissuaded.
A mistake brought Dolan to Leora. A promise bound him to her. Returning once again to ask for his freedom, he is faced with Leora demanding to be his next conquest. The ultimate retribution would be to take from her the ultimate symbol of her selfishness.
Now, Dolan must decide if he can doom her to life in living hell or face his own set of unearthly consequences, while Leora must choose between her pleasure and her heart.
The Promise blurs the line between good and evil, desire and love, and promises and commitment.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Star Cursed by Ashley Lavering

Seventeen-year-old Tayla will never forget Beast’s fiery-venom spreading through her body like an infection. Now, with her best friend Chel’s help, she must find a human true love before the last petal falls from her enchanted rose or the full moon will transform her into a wolf forever.

But Tayla never expected that her biggest obstacle would come from inside—a wolf presence threatening to take her very soul. At every turn, the she-wolf exploits Tayla’s weaknesses and gains enough control to sabotage her dates. Tayla struggles to control her unruly wolf and her forbidden attraction to Beast. But can she resist his southern charm, the she-wolf’s attraction to his alluring scent, and still fall in love with a human?

Tangled in a web of wills, Tayla must risk everything to break the Curse of the Beast. With failure and possible death looming overhead, Tayla will do anything to find true love. But will one moon cycle be long enough to conquer her wolf and remain human? Or will she become a permanent member of Beast’s pack? Find out in the second installment in the Curse of the Beast series.

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About the author:

A nomad at heart, I currentlyclaim Nevada as my home. I have a wonderful husband and two young children thatput up with my “writing time.” When she’s not pondering a spell that willmagically calm the ferocious winds that plague the air around her, you can findher, with notepad in hand, frantically jotting down ideas in those shortmoments between caring for her girls and working full time at the ElkoInstitute for Academic Achievement.

Art and science have always beenmy yin and yang. Throughout my college career, I shifted between the two, butin the end I graduated with a Bachelors of Mathematics and Science from theUniversity of Wyoming.

Charging into adventures and discovering something new has always been apassion of mine, but as a teenager I used to run screaming from a reading orwriting assignment. Looking back, the irony isn’t lost on me. Now you can’tcatch me without a book in hand or without an open word document. Every time anew idea pops into my mind my heart races and my hand twitch to write it. Inthat moment, I have my writer's high and pray it will sustain me throughthousands of hours of revision.


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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cover Reveal From Jessica Gibson

Coming June 2013
Adult Contemporary Romance

About the author:

Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.

Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.

Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fender Bender Blues By Niecey Roy


Fender Bender Blues

By: Niecey RoyPublisher: The Wild Rose Press Her life took a wrong turn. He's driven by success. They didn't count on crashing into love... Rachel Bennett loved her job until the day she finds herself doubting her choices. Now she's hunting for a new career, but starting over isn't easy. Her plan is simple—no distractions until she finds her dream job. She didn't plan on fate throwing her a curveball in the form of a fender bender with a sexy guy in an expensive suit. Craig Larsen is a wealthy, successful business owner with a plan of his own: survive his current PR nightmare and stay away from his overly determined ex-girlfriend. His need for control and personal success is turned upside down when he meets Rach, a sassy redhead who can't drive. Soon they find themselves battling with Rach's grumpy old neighbor, toilet-papering the trees of a high school nemesis, and fighting over the last slice of pizza. Can two very different people plus one fender bender equal a chance at forever?

Excerpt from the book:

“Now what?”“Nothing.”Rach sniffed.Craig shifted to eye her warily. “Since when do you answer me with single words?”“Since I decided I’m not talking to you,” she answered with a shrug, crumpling up the white paper wrapper from her sub.Craig leaned his face in close to her neck and enjoyed the startled jerk of her shoulders. Her eyes opened wide in surprise. His breath shifted a few strands of hair at the nape of her neck as he whispered, “Why, because you want me?”“You’re incorrigible,” she said, breathless, her cheeks flushed.She’s enjoying this. The thought pleased him. Rach was on her back beside him now, her eyes closed. He glanced around the park to see if anyone was watching. No one was. He could swoop in for a kiss and no one would catch him. No one would care, he told himself. She won’t mind…“I can feel you staring.”Craig smiled down at her. “So what.”She peeked at him with one green eye. “So stop it.”“And if I don’t?” Maybe she’d tackle him, push him down on the blanket and…She didn’t. She promptly closed her eye and went back to pretending indifference. “I’ll hit you, that’s what.”“Not if I do this, you won’t.”He’d only meant it to be a short kiss, but the pleasure of touching his lips to hers kept him there longer. Her tongue was velvet soft and warm against his and the slow mating of their mouths quickened his heartbeat even as he told himself, It’s no big deal, just a kiss. She nipped his bottom lip and sent heat sliding through his body. The woman could kiss. She whispered soft against his lips, “Now why don’t you admit that it’s you who wants me.” Follow Niecey Roy on FaceBook / Twitter / Blog Come and join me and Niecey Roy Wednesday January 30th for an amazing Cars themed event! We have tons of amazing games and prizes planned!
Hope to see you all there!!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Arrival of Dawn (Roseian War) By Bree Vanderland

The Arrival of Dawn (Roseian War) [Kindle Edition]

Bree Vanderland (Author), Allie Matthews (Editor), Stephanie White (Illustrator)
Dawn White wanted nothing but to be a normal teenage girl, but she wasn't. She was the chosen one. She was the one chosen as a sacrifice to the Roseians to bring peace to Ironbrough for another ten years, but it's more than that. She comes to find out she's the reincarnation of their deceased queen.

With the Roseians at war, decisions have to be made to end it and bring peace back to the world again before not only the Roseians die off, but the humans as well.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

J.T. Brown Author of The Legend of Harper and Reversing Worlds Part 1 and 2

The Legend of Harper and Reversing Worlds by J.T. Brown

The Legend of Harper and the Reversing Worlds, Trilogy 1 ("The Reversing Worlds Trilogy")     

Do you like stories that are fun to read?

How about stories that keep you on the edge of your seat?

Do you like stories with interesting characters and new twists and turns on every page?

What about a book that once you pick it up you can't put it down?

Well, this is the book for you. It is a wonderful children's story about a young girl named Harper. She becomes the sole owner and savior of the land under the sea. She has to fight off strange forces and makes some really awesome friends along the way.

Please check this awesome little story about Harper, Oliver, and the Reversing Falls! You will enjoy it! I know I did!

Available at Barnes and Noble


And Amazon

Tide's Ghost of the Reversing Worlds,Trilogy Two, Part 1

Another Awesome Adventure

Mrs. Brown does it again.

She continues her story about Harper and the Reversing Falls in Tide's Ghost. Only now, Harper has to worry not only about saving her lands and herself but she has two school mates that snuck in to the magical world that belongs to Harper. They were just looking for an excuse to make fun of Harper and her strangeness. Now all they want to do is make it back home before super time and where things make more sense to them.

As the second book in the series it is a terrific read and can be read on its own but should really be read after the first book is done.

As the editor of both books I am proud to have my name attached to books! Enjoy! I know I did!

And Look for the Third book to come out this spring 2013!



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J.T. Brown was born and raised in Downeast, Maine, growing up in a family of fisherman and loggers. Many of her stories are inspired from the ocean which, she had created in her mind as a child. One particular land mark in Pembroke, Maine called the Reversing Falls, which is a unique natural phenomenon that is pulled by many currents that creates a churning whirlpool took her full interest.

J.T. Brown remembers the many trips that she took over the "Reversing Falls," on her father's fishing vessel, and remembers being full of fear of the currents engulfing them onto the bottom of the Falls. She used to look at the fierce cover of the sea's current in wonders what was on the bottom of the whirlpools. She created a story in her mind and thought about her thoughts often.

She put her thoughts on the back burner, as she grew into her life as a wife, a mother, and a business owner. She continued writing many stories in her own trade of comfort. A day on the ocean reminded her of the love for her ocean's tales. The story about Reversing Falls pulled its way back in her mind. She went home and started writing the first of the Trilogy "Reversing Worlds."

She chose not to tell a soul what she was working on, not even her husband that couldn't figure out the late nights of typing on the computer. Where as, she knew that the ones closest to her knew that she suffered with dyslexia, and what she thought would be a laughing matter, turned out as shocked of her many imaginable sense of the ocean.

J.T knew that writing this book would prove to herself that she could share her stories, even if it did take a bit longer to do. Her loved ones was stunned to learn that she published her story. J.T looked at it in a way of self discovery, in hopes to encourage many others to stride towards their dreams. J.T didn't stop there, she continued on with the Trilogy series in hopes to finish the Trilogy in 2013.

J.T's love for equines traveled along with her life as she continued sharing her love for horses with her daughter. When her daughter was a little girl, J.T faced a tough loss within her barn family, her mare from childhood, she called "Gypsy" had passed on though old age. Devastated she put her pain into creating a children's book called "Gypsy's Meadow." She put it away in plans on never reading it again. Her daughter found herself in the same pain in loosing her equine friend "Bambi."

J.T was familiar with the pain that her daughter was going through and shared the story with her in hopes that it would help with her grieving process. Shortly after, they visited a local equine shelter "First Light Farm Equine Shelter." Listening to the horses stories reminded them both of their horses. J.T's daughter suggested for them to finish the book and donate the proceeds to the shelter so that the shelter was able to help more horses find rightful homes. J.T jumped on the board, knowing that her daughter's heart was in the right place, and had comfort knowing that their story would help many other horses fighting for life.

They finished the Children's story in February of 2012, as they are sharing the proceeds with the farm in hopes that some day the proceeds will grow enough to reach out to other shelters. "Maybe someday the book will bring peace to the horse's that face killpens." J.T shares.

In the mean time J.T. Brown is in hopes of publishing "Trilogy Two, Part II" of the Reversing Worlds Series by the Summer of 2012.

She carries on a blog of short stories and updates on http://www.authorjtbrown.blogspot.com/