Monday, July 24, 2017

My Monday #8

Well, I only went to the library twice last week, and only managed to finish one book this weekend. I spent the weekend with my mom and family, so I didn't get much done, but I was glad spend some much needed time with her and my little brother and sister. My stepdad was also in a good mood, so I had a good time.

I just got home today, so I also missed posting my Sunday's Spotlight, but will make it up next week 😉

I had a great visit with my new dr. (who I was glad to find out is both a woman, and Christian,) so I think I'm going to stick with her! She changed one of my meds, and I already feel a lot better, and she is talking about using a food supplement in place of my other med to avoid some health risks, so I'm looking forward to getting that worked out.

I also got a reply from my penpal, and will mail out my reply tomorrow, as well as going to the library since I didn't go today.

I also have ideas for two new candles that I hope to get started on when I get paid again, so if you are interested in any of my candles, and shop updates, feel free to follow my Instagram @tangentadventures

Blog Tour: The Last Gambit

Welcome to my stop on the Last Gambit blog tour, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours

The Last Gambi
by Om Swami
Genre: YA Coming of Age
Release Date: February 2017
Harper Element (Harper Collins)


Success by design is infinitely better than a win by chance. Vasu Bhatt is fourteen years old when a mysterious old man spots him at a chess tournament and offers to coach him, on two simple but strange conditions: he would not accompany his student to tournaments, and there was to be no digging into his past. Initially resentful, Vasu begins to gradually understand his master’s mettle.

Over eight years, master and student come to love and respect each other, but the two conditions remain unbroken – until Vasu confronts and provokes the old man. Meanwhile, their hard work and strategy pay off: Vasu qualifies for the world chess championship. But can he make it all the way without his master by his side?

Inspiring, moving and mercurial, The Last Gambit is a beautiful coming of age tale in a uniquely Indian context.

Review: A wonderful story about mentor and student. When Vasu qualifies for the biggest chess competition, he learns things about himself, his mentor, and chess! Well written, this story is a great read!
About the Author 

Om Swami is a monk who lives in a remote place in the Himalayan foothills. He has a bachelor degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. Swami served in executive roles in large corporations around the world. He founded and led a profitable software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India. 
Om Swami completely renounced his business interests to pursue a more spiritual life. He is the bestselling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story, A Fistful of Love and If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir. 
His blog is read by millions all over the world.

Cover Reveal: A Veil of Shadows

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Little Flame Summer Read-Along and Giveaway Blast

The Little Flame Series is COMPLETE! From beginning to end, the story has been told and you don't have to wait for a thing. And the celebration is going on all summer long!

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For a limited time you can get the Little Flame Box Set for only $2.99. That's 5 books for the price of 1!

Get the Box Set HERE

And join the Summer Read-Along HERE for weekly happy hours and chances to win signed paperbacks and cool swag all summer.

In the meantime, enter to win the giveaway below! You could win a Volume 1 set of signed paperbacks, a $25 Amazon Gift card, and a Chakra swag pack.  Enter every day until the giveaway ends on August 6, 2017 @ 7:45 PM EST.

Good Luck!

>Fiamette Jurato is on a mission: to fix her broken past. She’s teamed up with the world-famous DJ,
Maximillian, to search for the ex-lover who can help her put all the pieces
back together. There’s only one tiny glitch...he’s been dead for over two
hundred years. 

As a healer for all creatures supernatural,
she’s no stranger to navigating the impossible maze of magical complications.
But getting lost in the magic won’t be the problem…finding her way back home

Author Melissa Lummis writes new age suspense in a fantasy setting, as well as
steamy romance in almost all its forms.
If you don’t like hot sex scenes, mystery, and
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Virginia with her biker babe husband, two crazy kids, an Alaskan Malamute, and
a myriad of forest creatures. And despite the rumors, she still believes the
universe conspires to help an adventurer.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Blog Tour: Dragons of Nova (Review)

 Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2)
by Elise Kova
hosted by Chapter by Chapter!

 The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2)
by Elise Kova
Publication Date:  July 11, 2017
Publisher:  Keymaster Press
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.
While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.
Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Review: So good! I loved the first book, but this one it just as good! I loved the characters and the world, and the writing style grabbed me from the start! I can't get enough of this series, am excited to see what happens next! This series has to much potential, and keeps getting better! The plot and characters are both well written, and the action keeps things interesting!

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga.